“The past has no power over the present moment.”
~ Eckhart Tolle ~
People have baggage. There isn’t a single human being who hasn’t experienced hurt in their past. Bottom line, we all have experiences… positive, negative, and neutral.
Moment by moment, you have the choice of whether to allow your experiences to dictate your present, or to be active in creating the life you want to live.
While it can be beneficial to acknowledge your history, let it not loom over you any longer than you decide for it to.
And while we’re on the subject… your past isn’t all bad is it? So why is the pain from the past so much more present in our minds moving forward?
It’s equally important to acknowledge life’s wins and all of those feel-good moments you cherish in your memory.
So how can you prevent your yesterdays from determining your today, and then ultimately shaping your future?
One way you can take control back is to have active self-talk or a mantra you can say to yourself when you begin to recognize your baggage making a comeback…
- Eckhart Tolle said “The past has no power over the present moment.”
- Mother Teresa said “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
- Tom Willhite said “To live life to the fullest, live each day in total harmony and integrity.”
Living in the present moment does not diminish your past, it allows you to maintain power in your own life… after all, it belongs to you and no one and nothing else.
Create a mantra for yourself. Make today the best day possible, so tomorrow can be too.
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