What your mind carries it will experience
The ego has a strange notion of time. The ego invests heavily in the past, and in the end believes that the past is the only aspect of time that is meaningful.
“Now" has no meaning to the ego. The present merely reminds it of past hurts, and it reacts to the present as if it were the past. The ego cannot tolerate release from the past, and although the past is over, the ego tries to preserve its image by responding as if it were present. It dictates your reactions to those you meet in the present from a past reference point, obscuring their present reality. (A Course in Miracles)
This statement of the past being how I process things became very clear to me this weekend. I was having a conversation about what we want to achieve in 2013 particularly with the training of the women’s farmers and sales targets and I asked the question about what are we going to do about the past. Silence for a minute and then “ the past? The past is gone, we learn from it and that is all, we do not become prisoners to the past”
Now how many times have I become a prisoner to the past? I process almost all of the present information by using past references and many times I am dead wrong! I process it not from a learning point of view and that’s the issue at hand. Why? Because it is processed from a point of avoiding harm and protection of self rather than from power.
Time can imprison you or release you depending on how you interpret the lessons. The master of teaching the power of now Eckhart Tolle says it very well” If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future”
So what did I learn today?
Now is all you have for sure! Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be