“The past is a place of reference, not a residence. The past is a place of learning, not a place of living.”
—Roy T. Bennett, Late Author of The Light in the Heart
Our minds are marvelous. In a split second we can use our imagination to go anywhere and do anything.
By working at the speed of light and beyond, we can use mental worm holes and folds in spacetime to explore our limitless inner and outer worlds.
Another handy trick is our ability to go back in time or into the future whenever we wish.
Although daydreaming about the future and how our life may unfold is common, trips down memory lane seem to be even more prominent, since these roads have already been traveled.
Unfortunately, all this mental leaping can have us miss the very moments that make up these memories we hope to reflect upon down the road.
How much of your life do you spend residing in the past?
What lessons have you learned to make sure you prioritize opening the gifts of the present?