“A MOMENT OF NON-WANTING IS A MOMENT OF FREEDOM”
The Future does not yet exist, the Present is “Minute Moments” influenced by the Past and those Moments when “Focus is Lost,” they are interrupted by “Future Thoughts.,” “Learning and Growth” then, is Lost.
Every Moment in the Present wraps itself, layering itself around the the Past. Therefore, thoughts of the Past influence the Spontaneous Moments of the Present. They Teach and Guide us, unawareness of this, is why we become Discouraged, we become stuck in thoughts of the Future (non-reality). The Present exist, but only because of the Past, not the desired intentions of the Future.
“Forget the Past” is advise that Not only Discourages growth, it Blocks and Limits Growth and Learning. We are WHO we Were, not WHAT we want to Become. I cannot Adhere to, Trust or be involved in a Teaching or Religion that does not recognize the importance of the Past as Vital to our Growth.
We should learn to “Make Peace with the Past” but, we can’t do that by Ignoring it,” only “Confronting and Accepting” it. The Bad Moments of the Past are as important to our Growth as the Good ones. We learn and acquire Skills, Education, Art, Music, Friendships, Loves, etc. in the Past (must we forget those too), the Past was once the Present, that is What we must Not forget, how do we forget one and not the other.
The Past is as much part of us as our Children are, do we abandon the unhealthy and bad ones? No, we embrace them as we should the Unhealthy and Bad Moments of the Past. We allow them to “Come Through Us,” as we do our Children and their Children.