Learn From the Past; Live in the Now

We often get caught up in daily living and forget our mission here on earth. We all have incidents in our past that can control our future and how we deal with present day events.

When as a child we get burned by touching a hot stove, we learn to never touch a hot stove again, this becomes a self preservation action. In most instances, this is a good thing, however when carried to the extreme, it can have life limiting consequences.
Many people after having been burned would never go near a stove again. The lesson to be learned is to be careful, not avoid the situation entirely. To do so would be counterproductive and not in our best interest. Life doesn’t come with a manual, we learn as we go, taking our personal experiences along with that of others and fashioning a better life for not only ourselves but others as well.

To live a better life, we need to each learn from the past, to appreciate the past, but to live now. It isn’t so much a lifestyle, as a living style. We all have a past with certain events that took place we would sooner forget about.

The key is not to forget about them but learn from them. Not necessarily to dwell on them, but to understand why a certain situation came about in our life and what we can learn from it. We attract life situations to us to assist us in our daily evolution from what we were to what we can become.

Whatever we encounter, we have attracted to us, we can blame no one. It is our opportunity to grow spiritually. Many say that life is unfair, however, as unlikely as that may seem, judging as to the many obstacles some people face, it is true.

The fact is, the individuals who face the most challenges in life are the most blessed, they are being given many more opportunities to improve their life and move past the karma they bring from previous existences.

It may not seem like it at the time, but these people, if the lessons are learned correctly will have the opportunity to become more enlightened than they would have ever thought possible. In the process, they would never change the challenges they faced in life with anyone.

Whatever challenges we face in life, we have created them ourselves, and dealing with them in a positive way can only be a benefit to ourselves and the people around us.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Since time immemorial, humankind has embarked on a spiritual journey to seek enlightenment. All travel this path, although not at the same time and more especially not at the same pace. Each must seek his own path and destination.

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