Letting go of your past can be a difficult mind task, especially if it’s related to some beautiful memories. There’s a quote saying:
“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”
but not always is easy as that.
There are so many factors that can return us in the past within a glimpse of a second. The smell of your ex’s perfume, the sound of the autumn leaves beneath your shoes, a song on the radio.
Let’s take few examples when it comes to letting go of your past .
Doesn’t matter if it’s for a human being, job or material thing. We fall in love because we are in constant search for something to complete us. So when we feel that something/someone makes us whole, we stop searching and focus all all energy to the given subject. But many times, all we do is create an obsessive image to a form. Mr. Eckhart Tole, explains the madness that happens in our head when we fall in love for something and rationalise the obsession. He teaches us how to look at things from future perspective. And looking from future perspective, can be from great help when it comes to letting go of your past.
As part of her Sunday routine, Jane was watching blockbuster movies and interviews with actors. She loved all the glamour around this industry. She spent hours imagining herself on that big movie screen. Jane really wanted to study acting and become an actress one day. Unfortunately her parents talk her out of that idea. She started studying engineering, although she kept a lot of bitterness in the process. After graduation, she was given the chance to use her mind and power of judgment and expertise to solve complex problems. She felt more famous and appreciated than ever. She still enjoyed the movies and had the same admiration, but she was surprised to find out, that the wish to be an actress no longer appeared in her thoughts. Jane was truly thankful that her profession was giving her the freedom to come up with her own ideas. She commented: “I cannot imagine myself speaking someone else’s words for living, when I’m coming up with so many ideas on my own.
Point of the story is, not to dwell on our past. We should accept every opportunity with open arms and embrace every moment.
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” –Dalai Lama
Obsessing over something often leads to bitterness and agony. Letting go of your past, creates possibility for great things to happen in the future.
If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.
In a meanwhile, enjoy you life, and prepare yourself for better things to come.