There’s a famous quote that says; ‘I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then’ by Lewis Carroll.
And yet that is exactly what we do. How we react to what happened yesterday isn’t how we will react today. Experiences change us, but we don’t always see the changes, but how we think and feel at any given time, will determine how we get to live our lives.
With any experience comes change. Because we are never the same person as we were and because we’re not the same people it’s difficult emotionally go back to where we were when we were happy or take residence there. The sad reality is that we, by getting stuck in bitter memories, we may permanently live there in our minds.
We relieve and continue to relive experiences from our past. There is no harm in revisiting the past, to take our lessons, learn from our past and then swiftly move on, if just for that purpose, but we must never permanently take residence there.
We can never have emotional freedom to think and feel what we choose with yesterday’s experiences at the forefront. We will also never make any new changes and cannot move forward when our minds are permanently stuck in the past.
Unfortunately, because we feel it’s too difficult, many of us ignore the consequences of living somewhere in our minds that isn’t in the present.