How is your memory these days? How do you replay them when you look back at your past experiences, whether two hours ago or 20 years ago?
When you think about a relationship that didn't work out, do you replay the hurt, anger, disappointment? Or do you replay what brought you together in the first place, the fun, laughter, and LOVE you shared? When you think about someone you cared who transitioned due to an illness, do you think about all the fun times you had together and celebrate the life they lived? Or do you give more attention to the disease that 'took' them and remember those final days rather than the rest of their life? When you think about work, do you immediately turn to moments of perceived failure, lack of support, or just getting by? Or do you focus on those moments that you ROCKED and realized that you truly were an important part of the team regardless of your role? You get to choose how you remember every experience, so choose those that will move you forward - happier and healthier.
Moving forward, I invite you to remember: The power that the now moment provides you. You don't have to replay any past 'negative' experience as you can start at this moment on living your highest life while you release past limiting beliefs. Compassion for yourself. Rather than beating yourself up for past 'hurts, wrongs, etc.,' think of yourself as your friend. You are gentle with your friends when dealing with contrasting experiences - how about being gentle with you? Your funny bone! Laughter is truly the best medicine. If you can bring humor to any experience, your today and every tomorrow will be lighter and a lot more fun. Mostly, I ask you to look at your memories (even the contrasting ones) with appreciation and gentleness. Today at this moment, you have the ability to live your best life regardless of your past experiences. Your past has brought you to today. Your today will bring you into your tomorrow. Today is the day I ask you to remember who you are right now - LOVING, kind, fun, and compassionate. Until next time, today is a great day to create new LOVING memories and gain a new lease on life.
I remember all of my great qualities, and I share them with the world.
Words to LOVE by:
"We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us." ~ David Seamands "The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant." ~ Salvador Dali "I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now." ~ Sophia Loren