I heard this line in a song the other day (by the other day I mean, nearly every day because I really, really like this song), “May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground.”
To me, this quote is really thought-provoking as I spend a lot of time dwelling on the past. Basically, it’s telling me to move on (or Carry on if you’re familiar with the song). Maybe that’s why I like the song, because it’s a constant reminder that I need to put things behind me and not dwell.
Some days, I feel I’m constantly bouncing from dwelling in the past to worrying about the future. I tell myself, “Only use the past to learn for the future. That’s it. Spend just enough time there to remember what you learned.” I’m not saying reminiscing is bad, I’m talking about those “learning experiences” we’ve all had. They’re over. I learned, and now, it’s time to carry on.
Even if I have to consciously try to live in the present.
“If you are depressed, you live in the past.
If you are anxious, you live in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”
~ Lao Tzu