coping with the past
I think everyone can agree with me that the past makes us to what we are today.
i cannot take away your past but i can help you coping with it.( i love helping)
im not here to change you, im here to help you
remember dont be afraid to make mistakes, we’re all humans after all.
Everything you ever perceive with your eyes is always the past. There is always a lag from how light travels to reach your retina. The only thing you can denote is that the present is the only ‘real’ quality about existence. It’s your stepping stone. So step.
in order to be in the here and now you need to let go of the past witch is a very hard one for allot of people.
Especially since you look it in the face every second. That’s why dreams are awesome, why deja vu is so attractive. We all want to transcend at least time, and some space. We want more. We must be more, right?
we must nothing. we do what feels best most of the time.
No, all senses are an illusion. It’s much more than that my friend. Intuition is strong, and beneficial, we should never abandon it for rationality’s sake, but to ever think our skills could explain something greater than us is bizarre. We simply cannot do it, because we are first part of this universe, and 2nd much smaller and more insignificant than the universe as a whole. (Not so say we aren’t pretty fucking special)
so everything you can’t explain is false then? we are indeed very special so why not think the unthinkable?
It is true for a lot of people that their past makes them who they are. It was true with me but I did not like the person my past made me so I changed and made myself who I want to be. So it is like a default but I truly believe you can decide what, or who, you want to be and not allow external or historical factors influence that decision.
You wouldn’t know what you wanted to be if it wasn’t for the past’s influence.
Your probably right Alex, that everything we want and every decision we make may be sourced and developed from past experiences, but why does it? Would we even be capable of making a decision if not for past experiences?
I would gladly see any discussion turn that way..hehe I love it .
Isis, thanks for this post. After months deep into this metaphysical stuff, working on my ego, meditation, staying present, thinking positive–I’ve realized that I still have so much anger. I’ve always been well aware of my anger, it can flip on SO suddenly, and though it doesn’t directly feel like it’s coming from my past, I know it must be. (I’m not thinking of my past when I get angry, but after I’m over whatever pissed me off I can never understand why I got so angry in the first place). A lot of the shit I went through (similar to the shit many of us have gone through) had never been truly resolved. Through I do not have anything in my life that should be causing me anger, I still feel so much of it, too often.
Ok. I feel dumb not entirely understanding the conversation between Iris and Alex. Maybe its because its late here and I am delirious but I am curious to know anyway.
@Alex- So do you mean that one can change their belief that the sun won’t rise the next day?
I believe we are capable of that yes. My belief though is that we share consciousness to an extent. Some things may not be directly in your individual control. If one person believed to the core that the sun will not rise tomorrow, then that is influence, but it wouldn’t be as strong as if say 1,000 people fully believed that the sun won’t rise. The more people that believe in something, the more ‘real’ that becomes.
I want to merge this thread with my Precognition thread. It’s easy to grasp the idea that the past helps create the future. But what about future influence? There is strong evidence to suggest (at least at the quantum level) that the future effects the past, as much as the past effects the future.
It’s just weird to realize, and know to the core that the present is the only ‘real’ time, but you can’t ever pin down the present to a specific moment. You can do this with past and future. Everything I look at is a reflection of the past, and I am constantly on a trip into the future. The past changes the future, and the future changes the past, and we are just left with the present time.
I agree, The past changes the future, and the future changes the past.
by that we see that happenings from the past don’t always have to occur in the present/future as long as we consciously cope with it. and by that it gets a little bit easier understanding happenings from the past. off course there are things that we don’t go through a second time again, (thank all the gods) so how to cope with that?
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