Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Backwards gazing should only be done if it benefits the now or furthers the future. Looking for clarity, or closure, or understanding in past deeds or painful situations is a valuable tool. Wallowing there is a trap as certain as quicksand, freezing you solid in place then suffocating out all thoughts of escape.
Reflection of moments long past have no more relation to present moments than you give them. Looking in a mirror at sixty and remembering how you looked at twenty gives no comfort and over-shadows any beauty still visible. The past has its place, but putting it in the way of tomorrow is not a sane option if you want a future worth living.
THINK ABOUT IT
LET IT GROW
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