New Year reflections 1: Nightmares of the past
December 30, 2007 by Dont be sad
“Do not live the nightmares of former times or under the shade of what you have missed…
Do you think you can return
the sun to its place of rising,
the baby to the mother’s womb,
milk to the udder,
or tears to the eye?
By constantly dwelling on the past and it’s happenings, you place yourself in a very frightful and tragic state of mind.
Reading too much into the past is a waste of the present.“
This passage begins a series of posts considering the topical subject of the New Year. Traditionally it is a time of looking back to what has gone and looking forward to what might come. In the series, the past (this post), the present and the future will be considered. These should be pertinent at the time of New Year and beyond: there is no limit on how often we pause to reflect; moreover, we surely should reflect more.
The above considers something common to us all, our past. Go back and reconsider: read the quote again. Does it speak to you?… You can not do so with your past, you cannot go back and relive it again. Although this is quite apparent, many people are living in the nightmares of the past. Liberate yourself from this state of mind- the past year has come and gone. Do not regret what may have been at the cost of neglecting what has been and what is.
The next in this series of New Year reflections on the present will follow…
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