Does your past hold a firm grip on your current situation? Does it influence your choices and actions day after day, never allowing you to make positive changes? There is a choice you can make right now, which will then take you down a diametrically opposite path to the one you have been travelling. Understand, confront and overcome the influence your past has on your mind, or continue living how you always have done!
Often times we project ourselves back into the past when we remember things we have done, mistakes we made, options we chose. This is a falsehood. ‘You’ only exist in this present moment. You did not exist back then. Everything you have experienced, encountered, felt and seen has made you who you are today. You, as you know yourself, exist as a consequence of everything you have done up to this point. Now this may be good, or it may be bad, depending on the impressions you have received in your life.
Luckily. None of this matters now!
The past is history, the future is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it’s called the present.
– Master Oogway, Kung Fu Panda
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You don’t get angry at a flower for needing to be a bud first, or a bud for needing to be a stem, or a stem a plant, or a plant a seed, prior to what it became. So you also need to forgive yourself for the perfectly reasonable need for time and transformation.
We all need to experience what we have done up to this point, and this has made us who we are today. But who we want to be tomorrow, or next month, or next year, will not manifest unless we do something different right now. Unless we get out of our comfort zone and push ourselves in the direction we want life to take us. It may be difficult, I am not disputing that, but it will be worth it! This I promise you.