Sweet Memories Vs. Past Demons

“All you really need to remember is that NOW is where the past ends and the future begins.” ~ Robert Holden

Enjoy your sweet memories of days gone by–there is nothing wrong with thinking about and reliving the good past memories we all have. Trouble only begins when we live only in the past and forget about living and enjoying the present. Trouble also happens when we let the past invade the now of our lives and deposit little demons that keep us from being truly happy.

I used to tell my mother if she absolutely had to revisit something in her past to make a very short visit and get out quickly! It didn’t always work very well because she would get herself stuck there and the demons would rain down on her. She would try to chase them away with wine, tranquilizers, and the occasional highball, but none proved very effective. I even tried getting her to visualize lighting a match to the past, but she would just say, “I can’t.”

“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Treasure and let yourself flow along with those sweet beautiful memories of your life experiences, but never allow the painful demons of your past to interfere with the life you are leading right now.

Always remember, besides being a good person and giving back, you are supposed to be enjoying your life. Submerge yourself in the beauty all around and in life itself, and never ever say,

“I can’t” because you know you always CAN!

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15 thoughts on “Sweet Memories Vs. Past Demons

  1. So very true. Dwelling in the past is really like being lost in time. Happy New Year, Michele, today and all the tomorrows yet to come. 🙂

  2. smilecalm says:

    a compassionate effort to help
    your mother have some success, Michelle!
    yes, the past can be a beautiful
    source of inspiration
    in the ever-renewing present 🙂

  3. I think that–make it a short visit and get out quickly. 😉

  4. That is why it is so good to dance in the rain…dare it…it is letting go of it all 😀
    Great post Michele 🙂

  5. As always, thank you for your words of encouragement. Letting go is hard because I’m afraid to lose my good memories. I had a long talk with my therapist and she set me straight as usual. Hugs to you Michele. N

    Jude

    • Hi, Jude! It’s so good to hear from you. I so agree that letting go is so very hard to do. It’s probably the hardest thing we ever have to do. But I have truly found that when I let go of the painful past I can really remember all the wonderful good memories that are there. The bad memories were just crowding out all the good stuff. Love and hugs right back to you, and a new year full of all goods things 🙂

  6. Tanveer Rauf says:

    very valuable post 🙂 thank you

  7. Aquileana says:

    Beautifully stated/written … your posts reached as much as Tolle´s quote did. Happy 2016 to you. Sending all my best wishes. Aquileana ★🎇

  8. Oh, my goodness, that’s quite a compliment! Thank you, Aquileana, and may all your dreams come true this year 🙂

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