A line in a song says it precisely,
These are the good ole days.
Whatever you are doing and feeling at the present moment is a result of the actions or inactions, thoughtfulness or thoughtlessness of that water under the bridge of your life.
You can bring up what happened in a nostalgic moment – the people you met and the things you did – but not one moment of history and be changed or removed by recalling it.
The good ole days belong in the trash heap.
We all have demons, regardless of whether we want to admit it or not.
“The door to the past is a strange door. It swings open and things pass through it, but they pass in one direction only.” ~From Loren Eiseley’s The Immense Journey~
It is not a matter of whether mamma liked your brother best. It is not a matter of who got what for whatever reason or who didn’t get their fair share.
It is a matter of learning how to deal with the lessons of life in a constructive manner and stop desperately clinging to the should, could and would haves that can haunt us.
Present moment living is always where the action is. If your present moment is clouded or distorted by fear, rage, regret, disorientation or total apathy – then consider yourself to be living in the past and strangled by the future.
The time to come to grips is now. Take action. Talk to the customer. Meet the prospect. Get that webpage designed and operating. Search out true-north alternatives to the life you secretly loathe yet inexplicably claim.
Make today’s decisions with an understanding that the flower never blooms until the seed is planted and watered. There is a time lag between bold, positive, present-moment living and happiness at the end of the road.
Resolve in your mind to sacrifice immediate gratification for long-term empowerment.
Change lanes while you can.