Monday, February 27, 2012

Our past is our history

I am a bit sick of hearing: get over the past, don't live in the past, the past is the past, be in the moment, the present is all you have. I think what is really being said is “I am sick of listening to you” which can be very isolating. If we find it difficult to get over our past, there's usually a reason, and a good one at that.

Our past is our history. History can teach us a lot about people, nature, where we came from ... it's good and it's bad and everything in between, but being ashamed of our past is essentially the same as being ashamed of ourself.

Being in the present is important, it is where our power to change things lies, but not at the expense of forgetting our history. Forgetting, erasing or pretending our past doesn't exist doesn't feel healthy to me, integrating it and learning from it feels a lot better. Being at ease with our past is a sign of being at peace with who we are and where we have come from.

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday ~ Pearl Buck

9 comments:

sharmishtha said...

once again i agree with you. i also believe our past is a part, and to some of us its an open book of lessons which need to be reminded in a regular basis.

lots of love

Noreen Barron, MA said...

Thanks Trisha, hope you're keeping well x

sharmishtha said...

oh yes. looking for some freelance jobs in writing, no luck till yet. everyone is asking for money or big degrees/excellent expertise on writing.

:)

Noreen Barron, MA said...

You're an excellent writer Trisha! Sending you good intentions xx

sharmishtha said...

lets see if others share your loving appreciations. :)

i think i am extremely lucky to have so many friends like you who pamper me to no end. that pampering means a lot to me.

have a beautiful weekend. thanks for the wishes, it is very much needed.

lots of love.

Noreen Barron, MA said...

Have a lovely weekend Trisha x

sharmishtha said...

you too.

hope you have a fantastic weekend.

lots of love.

Ben said...

What's interesting is that if your holding onto emotions from your past, you are reliving it in a way, so letting go of the negativity from the past can transform it into something more positive and a learning experience instead of a limitation. EFT is a great way to do this!

Noreen Barron, MA said...

Hi Ben, I see it as re-enacting the past without being able to let it go. If we relive it, or fully experience it we can integrate it and it becomes a resource. EFT is great for helping us do that!