Look at the past

I often take time to reflect on my past because it’s there to help me learn. As hard as that may be there will always be times where it’s hard, but necessary.

Reflection is a good tool to use. There’s nothing for us to be anxious about. Reflection allows us to spiritually grow whilst we learn how to begin to perceive new thoughts in more positive ways.

When we come to use our past as a tool without making the same mistakes, we will have learned our lessons and learned them well. It’s easy to feel guilty about what we didn’t do or failed at, but it doesn’t serve any purpose. It’s easy to look back on our decisions and chastise ourselves for making them, but any decision we make is usually the right decision at that time otherwise we wouldn’t have made the decision.

Forced decisions never reflect our own thoughts or sentiments and yet it’s easy to feel guilty about them. If those decisions become something learned and we can make future changes from them, then those decisions are never wasted. They become our lessons. We cannot change the past, but we can change the way we perceive things including the guilt.

Change is always necessary. The past is also necessary so that we can learn new outcomes. Without the past, we have no lessons. Changes can sometimes be complicated, but they can result in new experiences and positive outcomes.

27 Nov, 2011

6 thoughts on “Look at the past

  1. I look back on the past and regret some of the decisions that I made; like not going off to college because of my boyfriend at the time, which was a huge mistake. I’ll always regret the decisions I made about my education, but I’m hopefully going to make up for that one soon.

    The other decisions I made when I was a teenager were bad and that’s because I was a rebellious teen.

    I rebelled against my parents because they never let me do anything. I realize now they were just protecting me because I have diabetes, but I’m pretty satisfied with my life otherwise.

    1. Most of us will have made decisions in our past we’re not altogether happy with, but drawing on those experiences and using our strengths so that we can change our future, I believe is the way forward.

      I also believe dwelling on the past will always hurt us. If we can reflect and change what happens in our past that will help.

  2. A wise friend once told me feelings are there for a reason.

    I do believe looking to the past is helpful in order not to repeat the same mistake twice. Yes we hopefully learn from our mistakes. But try not to dwell on the past too much.

    Look to the future and all the possibilities it holds.

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