The Traveling Mind - Jina Wallwork
We exist within this moment, yet our mind can travel to any point in time. We can choose to live in the past, if we allow our thoughts to reside there. Our view of the future is obscured, but our mind can connect to it based upon a foundation of imagination. Our thoughts must at some point, return to this moment. It is only through the present that change can shape our reality. We cannot alter the past and the future is shaped by our actions now, because movement occurs within this second. We are traveling through life, while we consider who we were and who we desire to be. Thinking of the past and the future aids our journey forward, because we remember the lessons we have learned which allows for the creation of a new circumstance.
Through conscious reflection we understand our lives, through acceptance of the difficult challenges that we have faced. If we cannot see the value of our past, then it will manifest once more within our future. If we accept the valuable nature of the lessons we have faced, we will look to the future and see change. There will be a new circumstance filled with different lessons. We are constantly moving forward and we never cease to learn, because we are constantly experiencing life.