Don’t give your strength and focus to the things that you want to be rid of in your life. There’s no such thing as living in the past. What you are actually doing is spending your time now thinking about things you cannot relive or change.
It’s human nature to reflect on situations and experiences. We look back wishing we could experience an event again, or be with a person one more time, or maybe go back and change something, not say something, or do more for someone than we did at the time.
The most useful thing about the past is that if we let it, the past can guide us to live a better future, to pay more attention to details and what matters, to spend our time more wisely. Life is a journey and the path behind us reminds us of where we’ve been, what we’ve been through can encourage us to keep going and can remind us that we will be able to handle whatever comes our way.
However, unresolved issues, grievances and hurts can make a person think too much on what once was, how they wish it were different or long for those that have moved on.
There are a lot of people hurting and feeling alone. You are not alone. You are not the only one hurting. You are remembered and loved. You are not forgotten. It’s amazing what these words do and how they can make you feel.
If you are hurting, reach out and talk to the people you care about and that care about you. You aren’t imposing, even though you might feel like you are. When someone truly cares they are happy to know they can help. Let them help, let them have the blessing and the loving feeling that comes when you allow someone to help you. Someday you will be in a position to help someone else that needs it and the blessing will be yours.
Today center your heart and mind on where you are and where you want to go. Greet the day with the spirit of gratefulness for the blessings in your life. You still have things you enjoy, people you love, opportunities yet to be realized and exciting new things to experience. There is much to be grateful for each day.
Train your brain and heart to be both grateful and aware of the things and people around you. You will start to notice a change in your outlook and it will make a difference in your life and the people around you. Like ripples on the water, the attitude of one affects others around them.
Start today putting the past in its place so you can embrace your future dreams and live in the present.
Cherry Coley ©
- Day three: being grateful (thingsivelearnedthisyear.wordpress.com)
- Gratitude (theuniverseandemma.wordpress.com)
5 thoughts on “Putting the Past in its Place”
I deeply believe in gratitude. There are so many positive things to look for – even during dire circumstances in life. Look – and you will find. Looking at negativity brings it on. I’ve actively chosen to move forward in my life by embracing positive thinking and changing the things in my life that brought me down. It was a blessing that I did that. Thank you for your thoughtful post.
Reblogged this on The Universe & Emma and commented:
I’m a big believer in keeping the past behind you ^.^
We reap what we have sown in the past. The present is to enable us to better prepare for the tomorrows. t
Thanks for sharing.
Yes, and we should learn from it so we don’t have to repeat. 🙂