Life is busy and can be chaotic… we get an up close point of view when we really need to be able to step back from time to time so that we can see the bigger picture. We should not live in the past but don’t forget the lessons it taught us…. we should not live too far in the future that it takes us away from living in the moment. We have to find a balance between then, now and tomorrow. It takes putting distance between you and your situation to see the bigger picture. Take the time when things start feeling out of place to do that. Step back and really look at what’s going on… in the physical form and mental form.
I have heard many quotes about the past…. from leaving it behind to not living there anymore to it defining who we are.
My message today is: It’s not about my past, it’s about where I am right now.
Does my past define me? NO, but it has played a part in how I have shaped myself.
Do we carry the past around with us? Yes, of course we do, the past is filled with lessons that we went through for a reason. If we left them on the side of the road and forgot them, we would just repeat them over and over again. So, our past does follow us in that way. We just need to not allow the past to interfere with our progress forward.
The past is for me to remember and keep those lessons learned, not for you to worry about.
The past does not define me, I define me. I choose the steps I take each and every day. The past taught me lessons that I shall not forget that help me make better choices in my walk.