Being cognisant of our past

3 Jul 2016

I believe we need to be cognisant of our past. We can’t ignore that it happened, but must come to understand and find a way to accept that it did and be okay with it so that we can move on.

Ignoring past experiences will only escalate into more bad experiences. Unfortunately, when we fail to take stock and come to terms with experiences of our past, our past will always seep into our present and interrupt our future.

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  1. Brad 03. Jul, 2016 at 8:11 am #

    That is a great food for thought. The past is hugely important, and what we make of it, defines who we are now and how we will be in the future.

    • Ilana 03. Jul, 2016 at 8:51 am #

      Thanks, I agree. Absolutely right.

  2. Tim 04. Jul, 2016 at 9:34 pm #

    Every so often, I find myself actually looking for the past or at least a silhouette of it anyway. I want to reach out to it, taste it, understand it and possibly mend some fences while I’m there.

    I’m very aware of my past, it may be the only thing that keeps me civil.

    • Ilana 05. Jul, 2016 at 7:01 am #

      Thanks Tim. I have come to believe that we either look for or live in our past when there’s something about our past that stops us from living in the present. I know that because that was my life for many years until I dealt with various issues that belonged to my past.

      We tend to want to seek understanding but need understanding, because without an understanding of our past we will find it difficult to live successfully in our present.

      Where you say, ‘I am aware of my past, it may be the only think that keeps me civil.’ I know that when we’re embroiled in certain aspects of our past, which we’re struggling to come to terms with, it can make us anything but civil. That is to be commended.

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