It’s been so long. My apologies.
But, yay for a 2015 post👍
So look, a lot happens every month, every week, every single day that it’s hard to keep up with. Right? I mean, most people I know are out and about, working and hustling almost every day and can’t even remember what they ate last week let alone what they’ll eat next Thursday evening. The point is, we are busy. But, are we too busy? Are we so caught up in the hustle that we are losing sight of our goals and dreams?
I was in a yoga class recently where the teacher said: we are living in the past and hoping for the future and we’ve forgotten about right here and right now. She also went on to talk about her old self and how she wanted so badly for so long to be anything but herself in her younger years. To be the complete opposite of who she was. And in some ways that was for the better, but what she said that stuck with me the most is to not discredit our past selves because without those past selves we wouldn’t ve where we are now.
This class really got me thinking (not to mention physical tension released in the most incredibly spiritual ways) about who I was. Who was Mindy as a kid? Who was Mindy as a teenager? Who was Mindy in her early 20’s. As I started to mull it over I realized I’ve done the same thing in some ways.
The teacher talked about her diaries and how history repeated itself over and over, it just changed names and faces, but we’re the same experiences. Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I’d prefer to improve, to grow, to change. To look back in another 30 years and see how much different the first thirty were from the next. To read my diaries (so to speak) & see me differently, yet the same. To see how the old me helped shape a better and much improved new me.
I’ve kept this shorter, as I just really wanted to drop that little nugget of wisdom in your brain soil so you can water it and watch yourself grow too.
Life is too short to live on repeat!!
Take your past and use it to strengthen your future and enrich others’ lives as well. We are all flawed. We are all struggling. But, what good is the struggle if we don’t improve and just keep regurgitating??
I encourage you to look back over your diary entries (physically read or metaphorically) and see your old self. And be compassionate with yourself for the things you’d do differently now. After all, you wouldn’t know not to do the things you did, if you’d ever done them 😉
Love yourself for who you were, who you
are, & where you’re headed.