The past can still have a big affect on each of us, since each of us does indeed have a past. This past that we have gone through has a lot of examples for us to either get better in our present and future; or to struggle and have problems.
We all should be able to agree upon the fact that we cannot change our past. Hopefully we all can agree on the fact that we can and should learn from it. It’s a totally different story for us to do just that. Honestly, this has been a struggle for me throughout my lifetime and I am still finding myself working hard to learning lessons that have not only happened to me, but have been repeated many times. The old saying ‘lessons repeated until lessons learned’ would be one that fits me for sure.
One of the many things that stuck out to me with this is the last part about starting again. It hit me that I can literally re-write my future past, with decisions and choices that I make today. In other words, each second that goes by in my life (and yours) becomes my past. If I choose to make some corrections, think differently, act differently, then my past becomes different. It changes for me. It will not be the same old, same old past with me not learning lessons, not making changes, still doing the same things I’ve always done and gotten the same results I’ve always had in my life.
The other key ingredient about this – my future will change too. The important part about this for all of us, is to get started on the changes that are necessary as soon as possible. That way our past will provide great and wonderful moments that will help us with our tomorrow’s. It will also help us to help others so that they also can learn from their past so that their tomorrows can be positively different too.