personal development

The Past Is Gone

Orange Red and Green Abstract Painting
Photo by Steve Johnson

It is okay to learn from your past, but don’t live there. The past is gone. If you want to enjoy the moment, today, you must live in the present. Don’t live in the past and expect to enjoy today, to do new things, to connect with the moment. It won’t happen.

Don’t allow your past to take away your present. If you don’t focus on your present, you will not have the future you have been longing for. It is important to focus your mind on what is in front of you. Remember, what you allow into your mind is what you are going to live with. According to John Cage, “We need not destroy the past. It is gone.” The past is gone. If you want a better future, you must focus on what you are doing right now. If not, your future will be the same.