Readers, focus on her first sentence here: “the past is what you, as in individual or a collective, want it to be.”
I mean, really think about this one. Did it hit you, when you read it?
Think about how many of us could benefit from self-healing by concentrating on our past positive experiences in lieu of the negative ones. Not to ignore the negative in our pasts, of course, not at all. But rather to face the pain (instead of attempting to ignore it), then move through it, and allow ourselves to focus then on the happier memories and thus make the present more beautiful.
Do you see hazardous cliffs to tumble off of into the sea or a beautiful calm tranquil ocean with a grassy knoll? What is your past making of your future? Your present?
Take a moment and look deep within. It’s not so scary. You’ve been there before. Let it go. It’s okay. It’s not condoning. It’s freeing. Yourself.
Cheers to a happier TODAY! ~Christina
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A quarter of the way through my summer contract and I’ve been thinking: “the past is what you, as in individual or a collective, want it to be”.
Remembering is not just about remembering the good, the bad also shaped who you’ve become. You cannot remember everything. Remembering is remembering because you can forget. You can choose what to forget and what to remember. It is an appraisal process in itself. Which memory, good or bad, you choose enables the creation, construction, and foundation of a persona and identity. Don’t remember only the good because though “the past can hurt … you can learn from it”.
We chose our past. We chose interpretations of our past. Slight changes in memory changes who we are.
Each memory is a piece of a jigsaw that falls into place, slowly, one piece at a time, to reveal a picture. What if a memory does not fit…
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