If you’re not careful, the past will take you hostage.
You’ll carry it like a momento in your wallet and it will weigh you down.
You’ll watch as everyone else seems to have moved on except you.
You’ll torture yourself in the ‘what ifs‘, ‘could have beens‘ and ‘if onlys‘.
You’ll chase the feelings of the past.
You’ll try to recreate it here and now.
You aren’t who you used to be, you’ve inevitably changed.
You don’t have to be who you used to be.
Know that you cannot hold onto the memories, they will fade.
Life goes quickly and we cannot waste it reminiscing on what was.
You can't change what has already happened...
If you’re struggling with the past, you’re struggling with your mind because it’s clinging onto memories and wondering what they mean.
The last is dead and gone but you’re desperately trying to resuscitate it.
Without your mind, the past simply wouldn’t exist.
such a “past”.
You can’t change what has already happened anyway.
Yet the unconscious mind loves to fixate on it.
As if worrying, obsessing, replaying will change anything…
The unconscious mind becomes deeply intertwined with the stories – fixated, attached, longing for what has been.
The past cannot be behind you if it is present.
The path out of the past is built upon the foundations of consciousness.
Awaking the inherent power that lies within everyone already — awareness and presence.
Melting the resistance to this moment: the only true moment here in the now.
The unconscious mind does not exist in the light of consciousness in the present moment because it cannot hide or pretend to be the past (or even future).
You aren’t your past, you are the power and presence of consciousness.
An excerpt from my debut book “The Great Unlearning — Awakening to Living An Aligned and Authentic Life”
Currently available for preorder in Australia via Booktopia or Amazon (link in bio), International preorders opening soon via Amazon and Book Depository. Releases worldwide June 23rd 2023.
love & positivity ✨ phi