Gems for living a life of wellness. Lessons I have learned, or am learning, during this crazy journey through life.
Everyday we wake up is a fresh start, and we can make of it what we want, write on that blank canvas. So, whatever the past was, let it go. Don’t live in the past!
There is nothing you can do to change anything that has gone on before and so you must turn your attention to the here and now. I know that it is hard to resist the allure of dwelling on what has gone before. But if you want to be happy and successful at life, you have to turn your attention to what is happening for you right now. You might be tempted to dwell on the past because it was awful or because it was wonderful. Either way, you have to leave it behind because the only way to live is in the present.
If you’re revisiting the past because of regrets, then you need to be clear that you can’t go back and undo what you’ve done. If you hang on to guilt, you’re only damaging yourself. We’ve all made bad decisions that have adversely affected people around us that we professed to love but whom we treated disgracefully. There isn’t a damn thing you can do to wipe the slate clean.
If you can, try to see the past as a room separate from the one you live in now. You can go in there but you don’t live there anymore. You can go visit, but it isn’t home any more. Home is here and now. Don’t miss what is happening now because you were too busy looking back, or later you’ll be busy looking back at this time and wondering why you wasted it.