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Release The Past

It is nice to visit the past every once in a while, but I would never want to live there.  It is very easy to spot those who do; their conversations will always start with, “Do you remember…?”  No new memories, just old ones.  No new friends, just old ones.

The universe brings people into your life; some of those people serve their purpose and then part ways.  Time never stands still; things are always changing, moving and evolving.  We are meant to move forward.  For some, they find it hard to move on.  Either extraordinary good times or devastating bad times have kept them in the past.  For some, who either don’t know how to dream or do not have any dreams it is a safe place to remain.

Do you have good or bad feelings when you bring up the past?  If you have bad feelings, you have to come to terms with whatever it is so that you can move forward.  If you can look back at something that hurt you and you no longer feel any pain from it, then you have healed yourself and released all emotions associated with it.

A person from the past can tell you things from twenty years ago.  A person in the present can tell you what your dreams and goals are now.  A memory is a great reminder of days gone by, no matter how far back they go.  But, if you’re clinging to every second of the past, then you are robbing yourself of your future.

The people you surround yourself with validate how much you’ve grown.  As you grow, your world grows.  This is why relationships end, people grow and some don’t or they grow much slower than the other individual.  What you used to find exciting might bore you now and vice versa.

If you are stuck in the past and don’t know how to move forward you could focus your attention on releasing.  Something is holding you back and not letting your move forward.  Write down what pulls you backwards and your emotions attached to it.  Once you find out what it is you can work on releasing it.

There are many friendships which stood the test of time, and those are treasured friendships and they are friendships based on the now.  Every sentence does not consist of, “remember…”  It is a healthy, constantly growing and nurturing friendship.

I wish you love, happiness, peace, joy and contentment.

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0 #2 Tami Principe 2017-02-18 11:33
It is very exciting to reconnect with old friends! Many new friendships are reborn and we connect through our history and events that are currently occurring. That is how we connect. Wishing you the best in finding your childhood friends. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Alana.
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0 #1 Alana 2017-02-18 09:02
At age 64, I'm actually finding that what I want to try to do is connect with friends from many years ago - if only I can find them. I recently made contact with someone who grew up in my Bronx neighborhood at the same time I did (although we didn't know each other growing up). She named her friends and told me she had lost touch with almost all of them, too. So I know my comment is a bit off topic, but I wonder now why I am trying to locate those childhood friends, and what would happen if I really found any of them.
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