Is the past in the past?

by Francois Coetzee

Your mind and the thoughts contained within it is one of the greatest tools you have for advancing yourself and creating a bright future. At the same time it can be your greatest enemy.

Non-productive thinking often creates a negative world within which we create dark futures which cloud the potential and opportunity we seek to pursue. The seeds of non-productive thinking often are sown by negative experiences we are unwilling to let go of.

If a negative experience from the past is shaping our decisions today, is that experience truly in the past, or is it part of our present reality. If that negative experience is going to affect your decisions one year from now, is it not part of your future too?

Is it not time to let go? Is it not time to create a new present and a new future? And leave the past where it belongs?