Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You change the past more than you realize.

Every moment of every day, the past keeps getting bigger. It’s subtle, like a single raindrop changing the ocean... but still, it’s never the same.

But it’s more than that. The past is far more fluid than even the ocean. We often think it’s not, hiding behind the notion that ‘what’s past is past’... but is it REALLY?

What is the Past, anyway? Or the Future for that matter? Other than concepts that keep the Present moment held together?

The Past is an agreed-upon story that we choose to carry around with us into Tomorrow. No matter how heavy or burdensome; how ill-fitting and painful, we hang on to it, because somehow we came to think we owned it.

Now here’s the part of the story where I’d tell you to “let go” of the Past, but I’m not going to do that… because I’m going to tell you to “Exchange” it, like an unwanted Christmas gift.

It’s your Past, you can do with it whatever you want.

You do anyway. Every time you recall your sad, painful stories; or hold on to grudges; or when you relive the ‘good ole days’... you create, and recreate, the Past.

Come on, haven’t you ever had someone retell a story about something that you have NO RECOLLECTION of? (I’m not talking about College parties, which is another story entirely). How is it that they can have a completely different Past than you did? Even siblings, who grew up in the same household, with the same parents… can have totally different childhoods?

Because you make your Past what it is... and you can make it over the way you want it to be… without time travel!!

The power to change the Past is here... NOW.

So if you want a better tomorrow today, go change yesterday.

Keep the light on!

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