Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed. ~ Eileen Caddy
I like to take a good look at my past on occasion in order to gauge how far I have progressed. Staring or dwelling upon it for any reason other than gleaning it’s lessons does not work for me. I do not need to fall into a “could have, would have, should have” condition. That’s a short road to a long depression if I decide to go there. As long as I do the next right thing now and keep love and kindness close to my heart I continue to evolve. Developing into who I am at this moment in time has been slow but steady. My mind, as well as my horizon, has expanded, becoming open and accepting of almost everything put in my path. Negativity, dark thoughts and unbecoming action are quietly being left in the dust of the past and I continue to move forward. The rest of this life is stretched before me like a canvas; waiting for me to pick up my brush. I hope to create my masterpiece.