Thursday, April 4, 2013

Don't Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today


There's an old saying that I like: "The past is a good place to visit, but certainly not a good place to stay". This quote is so very true. We have a tendency to let the past take up too much of our thoughts. We spend so much time looking backward that we prevent ourselves from looking forward.
Here's an analogy I like to use: Imagine trying to walk forward while turning your head over your shoulder to look backwards. You'll stumble, wobble, and quite likely run into something! You're spending so much time looking backwards that you have severely hindered your ability to move forward. Make sense?

Let yourself let go of the past. It doesn't mean you have to forget it or pretend it never happened. But it does mean not allowing yourself to be defined by it. It's called the past for a reason. Look forward...move forward. Who knows what magical possibilities could await if you just allow yourself to see them!!

Do you have problems moving on from the past?

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  1. Truly said!

    No, past is past... thinking too much about it going to change nothing. We can’t live without past perspective but it should only led us forward and best decision maker in future.

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  2. Nope....Nary a glance. The only time I think of the past is when I get together with old friends and we have a good laugh over the past. As in.... Remember the time we.......hahaha
    Love this post, Keith

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  3. Good advice today! Move on, sometimes easier said than done.

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  4. I needed to read this, great analogy. One thing I'm currently working on is living more in the now with less thought about the past and few worries about the future

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  5. The past has influenced who we are and has, hopefully, taught us some lessons; but I agree we have to live in today!

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  6. Funny thing is, I don't spend much time in the past. The past is full of good memories and a few uncomfortable ones too but I have always been pretty good about leaving it alone. I tend to need to learn about how to leave the future alone! I need to leaan to let go ok stewing in the what ifs of the future.

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  7. That is a great analogy. Life is way too short to dwell on the past that we cannot change. Remember it, learn from it, deal with it...and move forward.

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  8. Yes, I have trouble leaving the past behind. Retirement after a fulfilling, joyful lifetime of creative work as a magazine editor/designer/writer leaves me with hours to fill...working at finding things but it isn't easy.

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  9. I loved your analogy too. actually now retired I am the opposite of the above comment-I work hard at staying happy even threw our financial challenges and every day is a new day-to create something, or work on the house, once it warms up visit the woods more, I am rarely bored. and if I need "down" time I can spend hours on the web reading blog posts-lol
    It is sometimes hard to totally forget the past-as the past is who we are-but we do not need to "dwell" on events.
    Good post

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  10. I agree entirely, but i think as you age there is a natural tendency to spend more thought on the past. As the time ahead of you shrinks, your mind naturally turns to the past.

    Also as a writer, it's often useful to mine the past for ideas, so that can lead to thinking about the past more.

    Havign said all that, at this point in my life, and despite beign a writer, I tend to let the past, in general, go

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  11. It's hard to forget the past and move on, but its really good to forget and start all over again cos life is just too small :)

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  12. I kind of liked the past. It was easier and simpler. Nixon and Reagen were the enemy, and it was all so simple.

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  13. smiles...couldnt you have posted this yesterday? ha. could not sleep very well last night...actually i needed to stop thinking of the future which can be just as bad...i agree with you though...we can let both the past and the future rob us of the now...and a little sleep...lol

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  14. The past has a nasty habit of sneaking up and tapping me on the shoulder reminding me of all the stupid and hurtful things I've done....but sometimes it reminds me of peaceful happy times so I'm kind of hooked. When memories beckon I tend to welcome them in.

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  15. I used to get bogged down in the past - wondering why this, or what if I had done this, etc. But I'm getting better at letting go. By the way, I love that analogy of walking while looking over your shoulder - I am definitely going to remember that! :)

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  16. I still have some problems moving on and I do think that a lot of people do. I do attest that other people shouldn't but it's one of the times I don't practice what I preach.

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  17. You know Keith, I did for quite awhile after my husband died, Then I decided to put my life back together and move on.
    Excellent post. You are very wise for a young man.

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  18. Yes! I feel like every time I read your posts I'm always exactly on the same page. Great post Keith. Though I'd like to quote Kung Fu Panda here which I think illustrates a great point:

    "The yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. And that is why we call it, the present."

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  19. Amen
    Amen
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    Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. true, also when I think back the past ends up being something amazing...which in the end it wasn't it was OK

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  21. very true indeed, if there's anything I could looked up on my past, is that when my father died at my young age, it's hard but I learned to be independent and strong. I strongly believe everything happened for reason..I learned a lot from my past and that helped me keep moving forward stronger than ever.:)

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  22. I have trouble letting my David go but but I'm working on it.... I don't want to live in the past... Great post ;-)

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  23. My take on that quote is " The past is a nice place to visit, but I don't want to live there". Too many people my age spend more time in the past than in the present with no time for the future. Yes, my favorite direction is forward...

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  24. Some things are hard to let go indeed. But best to keep on moving on, I let go with ease but never forget.

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  25. What is that song? Yesterday's gone! They call it the "present" for a reason, it is a gift. Use it wisely..

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  26. Yes, yes, yes! Let go of the Past. All of it. Don't even spend a lot of time, with the nice memories.

    NOW!!! NOW is the time we have! NOW is the only time we truly HAVE. :-)

    *According to Auntie*, anyway... :-)))))))))))))))

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  27. How was your Easter visit home???????????????? :-)

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  28. The past is a crazy place to live, so it's easier to let it go, although it does seem quite difficult, usually.

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  29. Great reminder. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. What a coincidence! I had just read a quote this morning - "Never let yesterday use up today." It's important to keep focused on moving ahead, taking what we have learned in the past to move forward.

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  31. So many problems. I'm constantly being buried by my nostalgia..

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  32. I love that quote. It is a constant battle I think to stop dwelling on the past and something that really hinders the future. I like the Anne of Green Gables quote, each day is a new day with no mistakes in it :)

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  33. Your post reminds me of my daughter's last track meet, the State Finals. Boys were running one of the long-distance races. Now, everybody knows that in track, you never look back. The guy in 2nd place was a good distance ahead of the guy in 3rd. Until he looked back. The entire crowd yelled, "No!" Sure enough, the 2nd place guy finished 3rd. :)

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  34. much easier said than done! i agree with you though my friend... :)

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  35. Past has been the biggest hinderance. Finding a way out of it took me years.
    Now, after getting out, it's like an other world experience for me.
    I hope nothing holds you back too. :) Otherwise, remember, we have your back. :)

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  36. How the heck did you know what kind of a day I had yesterday?! How TIMELY! Thanks, Keith!

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  37. I do have trouble letting go of the past. A lot of it finds its way into my writing...

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  38. I am constantly thinking about the past, not regretfully but usually nostalgiacly and sadly, thanks for this post, I really enjoyed it :)

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  39. I don't necessarily want to let everything go from the past - there are some great memories there - why would I not want to think about them sometimes.

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  40. I like your post Keith. I like to stay in the present and be fully present. I believe that forgiving my self means giving up all hope of a better past.
    Have a light and fabuluous day!

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  41. such a good lesson to remember!

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  42. I have found that once I let go it makes room for something new, and the new thing is sometimes something I had no idea was even available.

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  43. Such a simple truth and yet one that is so difficult at times...

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  44. I have a little plastic card in my purse, a bit like a credit card. It has a picture of a beautiful sunrise and the slogan "Don't look back , for this is not the way you are going"
    So, I'm totally with you Keith :)

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  45. I live for today. The moment. There really isn't anything else.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  46. Being older and retired makes it possible to experience each day as it comes. Some thought on the past has been necessary for me to forgive myself (and others). I do sometimes enjoy some wonderful old memory, it's like opening a treasure box. I don't want to miss all that is around me each moment, the sunny days, the woodpeckers I can hear but not quite locate, chatting up people as I run my errands around town.

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  47. I have definitely learned to let go of the ugly parts of my past, but I do love to look back and reflect over the good parts from time to time :)

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  48. very interesting topic for me---the older i get the more i like thinking about the past--but we can't get stuck there for sure :)

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  49. As one grows older, it's only natural to reflect on the past. There's a big difference between remembering and dwelling.

    I often use my past mistakes as examples to help avoid future ones. Since we have no idea what the future will bring, and since we have no way of completely controlling it, it's sometimes nice to remember things from the past.

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  50. I've drawn a couple of very big lines across the past in the... erm, past. They were important turning points, and looking back would have only caused more pain.

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  51. Very well said, and oh so true!

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  52. I see in my feed that you posted (and deleted) a post called Bucket Lists. I just thought it was funny, since I finished watching The Bucket List for the first time literally seconds ago. Good movie! Makes you think. And now I'm going to go read this post, and comment upon it when I am finished, perhaps. :)

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  53. So true I've seen so many people spending so much time trapped there blaming their parents for quite trivial things Now as a parent, I have a lot more compassion for parents who were't always perfect (who is??)

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  54. Here's an amazing excerpt from another blog I follow, Soliloquy of the Soul (soliloquyofthesoul.com). I just read this this morning, and it really impacted me. And here you are, talking about letting go of the past and moving on. Universe, are you trying to tell me something?! lol

    "Neither the past nor the present exist. All that exists is the here and now. So don’t get caught up rehashing all the shit you want to forget or rehearsing all the shit that’s stressing you out. Accept yourself fully, as you are here and now. You have the power to create every moment of your life as you want it to be. You literally have a fresh start with every breath you take."

    Right now is all we've got. Let's make the most of it... and that includes unshackling ourselves from the past. Whether that means working through baggage and painful lies given to us through our lives, or simply forgiving ourselves for choices we regret, we cannot allow ourselves to be prisoners of our pasts. It is the present we must live in. Let's make it badass!

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  55. I do have a tendency to talk about my past, only because a lot of my younger coworkers ask me about India and about my life in general as they want to know about the things that made me carefree about money.
    You are absolutely right about looking ahead, I tell my loved ones that a lot. Your blog post made me realize that we do need to look ahead. Thanks

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  56. I'm totally with you my friend! I've often been blown away but how some are so attached to the past that they can't move beyond it. I moved here from Windows Live Spaces and many wouldn't follow because they wanted their past archives...I considered it a new start! I don't ever want one moment in life to be my peak...there's got to be better things to look forward to...just over the horizon!

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  57. We want to put the past where it belongs----in the past. Dealing with the past in this way does not deny what has happened. It simply allows us to move forward unencumbered by the weight of ancient emotions.

    One key that disentangles me from bitterness is forgiveness. I don't forgive for the offender's sake. I do so for mine. It is the bolt cutter that frees me from being handcuffed to tragic moments in my past.

    Every time I use healthy alternatives to overcome the shaky areas in my life, I am permitting myself to create a better today.

    "Acting like a victim is a choice, not a destiny."

    "If you feel like a doormat, you need to get up off the floor."

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  58. Lots of wisdom in your post, Keith. I like how you say we shouldn't let the past define us. So true, and so hard not to do sometimes.

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  59. i'm a natural klutz, i have a hard enough time walking forward as it is.

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  60. Excellent post and reminder Keith. If we don't let go of past mistakes, regrets...we are trapped in a world of never moving forward.

    I love your blog! Always a treat to stop in. :<)

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    Hope you don't mind me mentioning this Keith! :<)

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  62. I LOVE your analogy about trying to walk while looking backwards!! Yes, and Paul has a lot to say about this subject too. Sometimes it will creep into our minds and take over, but we need to snap out of it. What's done is done!

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  63. Sometimes I do. Great reminders in your words!

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  64. Maybe when I was younger, but fortunately with age comes forgetfulness!

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  65. Yes this is true! Sometimes it's hard to move on if something that happened in our past defines us now. If it's something huge that changed us, of course that is harder to move on from. But it is necessary to move forward always. Thanks for the reminder :)

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  66. I used to dwell on the past A LOT. Then I forgave and the problem was fixed. Yay me:)

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  67. No, I don't have any problems moving on from the past, but I do love to visit memories from time to time. They are a store cupboard of goodies which I have no intention of decluttering.

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  68. spot on my friend!Excellent advice! Some stuff periodically will pop up....but I don't let it stay around very long! Cheers!

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  69. I love this post! I'm not a past-dweller, but I know many who are. What you say here is so true. Beautiful photo, too. I love the intensity of the colors.

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  70. I do tend dwell a lot on the past but I see it as I know where I've been and I can see how far I've come approach! =) Also not to make the same mistakes again! =)

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  71. Whether it's tough or easy that doesn't matter. What matters is whether the person wants to move on or not :-)

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  72. A timely post. I am not the kind of person who stays in the past. I do visit it, though. But when life circumstances push me back to the past in some way, I try to run away.

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  73. I wouldn't say that I hold on to the past. But I think it just takes me a little longer to process and understand what was happening before I can move on. I think sometimes people try to move on too quickly and are in too much in a rush to grow up, find the next job, find their next entertainment. There is a difference between moving on and moving because what you see scared you.

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  74. I do, yes I really do. Especially when the past keeps rearing its ugly head and won't let me forget.

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  75. So very well said!! I can't think of anything to add to that!

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  76. What a beautiful photo.
    So true and what a great analogy.

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  77. Great quote! Definitely better to look onward and upwards in my opinion! :) x

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  78. Yer good people, sir Keith. :)

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  79. So good Keith, Im quiet with my past (thanks God) I only try to live the present LOL

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  80. Only when making holiday meals :)

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  81. SO many waste their time in the past and in the future that they have no time to live the present - before they know it, their un-lived life has passed them by

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  82. A therapist gave me a book once and told me about a quarter of it was hogwash but the other 3/4 of it was so brilliant that he always recommended it to his patients. The book was "The Perfect Present". (Present as in "now" not a gift.)It was a good fit and read for me at the time because I was missing a great deal of blessings in my daily life due to looking backwards.
    I find that my greatest days are those when I am in the present, enjoying whatever moment I am in instead of looking behind me or to what I have to do next.

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  83. Sadly, yes. But I'm working on it.....

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  84. This has been a real problem for me my entire life. I know it's not helpful, but I keep doing it. Maybe I'm so afraid of repeating mistakes and that's why I do it. Something to ponder more deeply for sure...

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  85. I like that analogy. I tend to think I let go of the past, but then sometimes I realize I'm dwelling there. It's not always easy...

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  86. Lovely post Keith ~ I have slowly let go of my past and just look to the future ~

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  87. Great analogy Keith! It is easy to get stuck on your past sometimes or events that happened, something I'm `working on!

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  88. What I want to know is how such a young man became so wise?

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  89. Stay for a second and then move on to today! sandie

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  90. I have no problem letting go of the past. While I can't deny that it's a rich tapestry of who I am today, I have no desire to relive it.

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  91. Hear hear!!! Brilliantly said :D
    Nathalie

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  92. Well said - although Brian makes a valid point that sometimes knowledge of what the future holds make us long to stay in the past...

    Anna :o]

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  93. Great post- the only direction to move is full steam ahead!

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  94. This post really speaks to me...
    I would like to know how it feels to be free.

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  95. Ah Keith,

    No problem with the past, dude. Learn from the past, live in the now and look forward with realistic positive anticipation.

    Analogy? I thought that was the scientific study of um a**holes! LOL

    That's it, my work is done here! Be well, Keith and thanks for a thoughtful posting.

    Your starstruck fan,

    Gary, who will ahem, share your post in the spirit of altruism! :)

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  96. Not on a day to day basis. I generally move on.

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  97. Good timing on this post. I've found myself thinking back far too often lately - midlife crisis perhaps? whatever the reason it doesn't feel like the right thing to be doing.

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  98. Yes, always! I am stuck in the past in a way.

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  99. How did you get so wise, Keith?

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  100. Great post! Yes, we need to let it go and move on. I used to want to hold on, like a little dog with a bone. I wanted justice! It only held me back. Though there are times we can look to the past and learn from it, all about balance.

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  101. Interesting analogy. This reminds me of a scene from The Lion King. The monkey whacks Simba on the head and says, "What does it matter? It's in the past."

    After Simba says, "It still hurts."

    The monkey says, "The past can hurt sometimes."

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  102. Nice post. Yes there are a few things that I can't let go of, maybe one day.

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  103. What a gorgeous photo!
    I'm pretty good at letting go of the past, but I tend to fret about the future. Must work on that...

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  104. I think we all have things in our past that bring up negative thoughts like anger, resentment, or guilt. The best thing we can do is do whatever we can to rectify a mistake and make it right, learn the lesson, and then move on a better person. Easier said than done, but that's the theory.

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  105. "Don't let yesterday take up TOO much of today". That is the title of your post Keith and I repeated it over and over and it felt nice. I will take that on board. When I find it tough going to let go of the past I will repeat those words above and I do believe they will be helpful.
    :)

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  106. The past is definitely an interest theme. It's a great area for discussion and while it certainly does offer us much quicksand to get ourselves trapped in, it's also a wonderful place to learn from positives, negatives, history, culture, successes and even more so, failures, to which we can learn to not repeat what we or others previously missed on the first attempt.

    But that all said, I do find myself trapped in the past, mainly with what if scenario's, what if I would've done this and not that, accepted that promotion etc.. the what if's, while there for our reflection, in my own case, I find myself beating myself up over decisions that seemed right at the time yet turned out to be not very fruitful. It's easy to fall into that trap, and the whole notion that the past is the past is the past is something I've tried latching onto and keeping eyes forward thinking, but still, as I said already, memories and our own personal pasts creep up so stealthily, it is difficult to ignore them.

    Excellent discussion here as always. Thanks

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  107. I like the analogy - and a good daily reminder as well. We need to not get caught up in the story telling but also take part in the story writing

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  108. Love this, Keith! Definitely a good reminder when we get caught up in all that old baggage! I'm going to remind myself that I can't walk forward while looking back. Wonderful! xx

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  109. VERY NICE POST , you write sooo good ;)

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  110. Not at all. Once I move on, I've moved on and I don't look back.

    Though it can be hard to move on but I'm working on it.

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  111. Thank you! It's wery nice morning in Poland. It's funny, today I had a dream and my "past" told me: You need to let go everything what you know, then new will come to you...
    And now your post... I love that magic in my life :)
    (sorry it was more poetic but my English is so lovely... :) and not so good in writing but thanks to inspiring people like you I have the opportunity to be better :))
    I love to be here. Thank you for your real an wirtual presence :)
    Agnieszka

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  112. Sometimes letting go of the past is difficult to do...

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  113. Initially I had the problem of letting go of my past but the more I experience new things in life, the more the past becomes blurry. Its magic! :)

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  114. Difficult to answer this one. I'm not aware of a problem, but much of what we are is rooted in the past, even if we do not dwell on it.

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  115. Once I learned I could not change the past but could only learn from it, I let go. It would be like holding on to a lesson in reading from the first grade. It no longer applies and was only a building block.
    Good post per usual Keith.

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  116. In some ways, I was raised without a past, and so find myself looking at things now, almost in a wonder. Am I really here? Was I really there? I sometimes wonder if the world is a dream.

    :-)

    Pearl

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  117. superb post, yes we need to deal with it and move forward, thats the way

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  118. Love your image
    and the title... so true.
    Let us be optimistic of the future
    and live for today. The past? let's leave it where it is... in the past.

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  119. Your analogy is a very good one.

    I believe we need to learn from our past but not dwell on it.

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  120. I like this piece! I think about the past, but I don't dwell on arguments and mistakes too much. I try to put past conflict behind me. :)

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  121. moving on..
    those prickly stones in the road of our lives..
    some are big.. some r small.. but we find them in every corner n turns..
    definitely it is difficult.. but with company of good friends n family.. u can surpass all :)

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  122. thank you for this. i definitely hold on to my memories.... xxx

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  123. Hi Keith .. definitely a good D ... we need to move forward and let yesterday's deal stay behind .. it's gone and today and tomorrow are the things ... Cheers Hilary

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  124. I hear you :)...to be honest I am more drawn to the future than the past, which is not very much better since I don't get to appreciate enough the present :)>

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  125. dont dwell, is right
    but dont forget lessons learned either
    i noticed with all the social media, you're only as popular as your latest post! the rest are forgotten toot tweet!

    quick quibs & quips, we need more lasting impressions!

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  126. Nope. Move on and learn from the past. Don't let it get ya down!

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  127. Thank you for sharing this post. I do have this problem from time to time, but you are so right. The Beatles said it best, "Let It Be!" Hope you have a great weekend!

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  128. I admit it it. I get the hee-bee-gee-bees every once in a while when I think about stuff in my past. I'm slowly learning to let it go!

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  129. I am so guilty of this, Keith...but until you brought it to my attention, I hadn't realised why I had been feeling so trapped!
    So thank you so much.:)

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  130. I limit my meanderings in the past because they either depress me or make me feel nostalgic...I appreciate that they are there but do not hang there too long...wishing for you a beautiful weekend : )

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  131. This is so true. I do have challenges moving on with certain things sometimes, but am getting better as I get older. I heard someone say recently that her father always said, "Don't look back, we're not going there." Wise words, I'm thinking.

    Happy weekend!

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  132. Simple & Brilliant = real impact!

    You rock 100%. (I love baseball too :)


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  133. What a magical piece of advice!

    I think this is something every living person will struggle with. I certainly look back and regret some things that didn't necessarily change my life but affected other people by the actions I made long ago. I wish I could take back those actions, but I have learned time and time again that there is really no use worrying and regretting things that you can't undo.

    Thank you for also hosting great questions that challenge the mind and make us all better ourselves! Happy weekend, Keith!

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  134. Oh, that's a tough one, Keith. The past has in some way defined us, whether we like it or not. It's hard to let it go all at once, and you can't just snap out of it. It's a process, and sometimes the same lesson presents to us again and again, until we have learned it. Sometimes the past must be grieved before we can fully move forward. Be gentle, take your time. Examine it until you have understood it. Embrace it. Only then you can truly let go ... goodnight, Keith :)

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  135. Thats a great picture!

    I think the only thing I can say about the past is that it was probably nothing like I remember it.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne, Australia

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  136. That quote is definitely true. I'd rather move forward than look back.

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  137. Loved your post! I do caught up too much in hurts from the past and often forget to live in the present and enjoy the little things. It is important to look forward to the future and the possibilities it will bring.

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  138. Loved your blog & the post. We do dwell in our pasts and get hurt in the process. It's important to let go of the past and look forward with optimism.

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  139. So true...a hard thing for our human nature to do. Letting go and changing.

    I do find it hard to let go, but I gently push myself, and it gets easier all the time! :)

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  140. Yesterday ...all my troubles seem so far away! (Thank you Paul McCartney)
    A brand new day, today, to breathe in and be grateful for. It's all we got.
    That pic is pure goldeness!

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  141. Beautiful post. Truly beautiful and true! God gave us today to focus on. We don't need to worry about the day before or about tomorrow. The worries for today are enough. =3

    Your posts are always so wonderful! Thanks for sharing your thoughtful thoughts. =)

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  142. I think sometimes a person makes a change and those that have been close to that person have a hard time accepting the change or refuse to see it and so therefore it is hard to keep moving forward.

    I see this in my husbands father, I feel bad for him, he screwed up so many years ago has moved forward and made positive change and all of his kids can't see it, or accept it. It is sad....

    thought provoking as usual my friend.

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  143. I think we hang on to the past to take with us the lessons we have learned. You're right of course, we can't live in the past and the present at the same time, gotta' take those lessons with us and move forward :)

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  144. Yup, press on, press on. Happy memories are great, but some of us keep lingering in the past with the weight of negative things like regret or unforgiveness, and that is just pointless at best. You can cry a river, as they say, but then build a bridge and get over it.

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  145. A beautiful image and a very wise post, dear Keith...
    I have been trying to embrace the philosophy of "now" for many years...not only to embrace it, but to live it..that is the challenge.
    You paint a great analogy...looking over one's shoulder...sometimes we allow the past to define us and hold us back...that is where it begins to become counterproductive.

    Thank you so much for stopping by the blogs...always great to see you! :)
    Have a splendid day!
    - Irina

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  146. What a perfect analogy, Keith! I don't know that I have trouble letting go of the past, but I do tend to sift through memories and write about those that seem to have a place in my present. Then in a way, by writing about them, even if I do so several times in different ways, it sort of becomes a way of releasing these bits of the past.

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  147. I agree that we shouldn't dwell on past hurts and mistakes, but we are a sum of the effort we've made and experiences we have had in life. At a certain age there is more past than future...no doubt why there are so many memoirs on the bookshelves.

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  148. this was just what I needed to read!! can't dwell in the past, I agree :)

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  149. FIRST off great pic!! so beautiful. and second, i have a hard time especially looking at old photos :(

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  150. I'm trying so hard to let go of the past. I really am...

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  151. Going along just fine and bam the past jumps up and socks me ~~~ no thank you very much ~~~ off I go and try again!

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  152. The past does hold us back...but sometimes so hard to let go.

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  153. This is why I have to hide my high school yearbooks and family photo albums -- I get sucked in to the whole nostaglia thing very easily. I try not to wallow in the past too much, because I don't want to end up like the people in Springsteen's 'Glory Days', full of boring stories about 'the good ol' days'. Why not make today, tomorrow, and the next day good ol' days as well?

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  154. Your analogy is brilliant... In fact, I might have to type it up and put it over my desk as a reminder. :)

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  155. Your blog is full of beautiful insights! I immediately subscribe!

    This piece is absolutely true!

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  156. You are spot on with this post.Living in the present but having things to look forward to in the future, keeps me young and stress free.

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  157. Every once in awhile I hold onto something from my past, but usually I don't. I'm not sure why. I do like remembering good times in the past, though.

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  158. You have no idea how badly I needed this. Thank you.

    xx
    http://twenty27seven.blogspot.com

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  159. thanks for the advice because i hold everthing from my past till this daay

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