I pulled out my old yearbooks today. I was not looking for them, but as I am prone to distraction, there I was sitting on the bed flipping through all my high school memories. Holy feathered hair.
I got a wee bit melancholy. Looking at those old pictures, I could remember some of the events vividly. My heart skipped a beat and I slightly caught my breath as I longed to go back to that point in time. Then I came to my senses. Of course there is no going back…and even if there was, I don’t know that I would take the opportunity. I think about how I would do things differently and make different choices, but since I believe every choice affects every future choice, where would I be now if I had done things differently?
It’s interesting to ponder but dangerous to spend too much time on, because then it’s too easy to get lost in what might have been instead of what IS. It’s about living in the moment, being present in the moment.
I read “The Secret” not long ago. As I was reading it, and especially at the end, all I kept thinking was “Duh!” There was nothing earth shatteringly “secret” in there for me. The energy you put out is what you get back. Call it Karma, or the Universe at work.
So although it was fun to reminisce, I do not feel that tinge of longing for the good ol’ days…because that negates the here and now. And this is where I’m supposed to be.
What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now. ~Author Unknown