Sometimes knowledge isn’t all its cracked up to be. Naturally it can be helpful to look at past experiences for information about ourselves and our relationships. There is much to learned from inventories, memories, and reasoning things out with others. But waiting for insight can become an excuse to avoid action.
For example, some of us fall into the trap of trying to analyze our past experiences of what might be the reason why bad things happened to us, or why some of us became an alcoholics. We don’t want to accept the reality of our circumstances because we haven’t yet figured out the rhyme and reason of it. The fact is that alcoholism is an illogical disease, or we’re in a wronged place at the wronged time. There are so many reasons,( just to name a few); but we may never fully comprehend it. Nevertheless we have an obligation to ourselves to accept the reality in which we live and to act accordingly.
Most of us, want to ignore the spiritual nature of who we really are, and why we are here in this world, what is our responsibilities towards our community, our government, and to our God who creates us; Many of us never attain that clarity, yet we manage to develop rewarding relationships with each other and with a Power greater than ourselves by taking positive action to help and to pray to one another.
Information can be wonderfully enlightenment, but it is not the answer to every problem. Just be honest about to your motives today.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
There can be great value in examining the past. It can offer information about the present, as well as clues that might help us make changes for a better future. For those of us who denied,distorted, or lost touch with painful memories, facing the reality of our past can be a critical part of our recovery. Fond memories must also be recognized if we hope to look back in a realistic way.
Still, it is important to remember that the past is over. We are powerless over what has gone before. Although we can take steps to make amends, we cannot change the fact that we have harmed others. And we cannot change the fact that others have harmed us. We have only the power to change the present day.
The best use we can make of the past is to face it and then move on. We can certainly learn from all that we have experienced, but we mustn’t let it hold us back from living here and now.
You will not get so bogged down in dealing with old wounds that you forget about new growth.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning.
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