It’s easy to become prisoners of our past.
Consumed with thoughts, regrets and painful memories.
However it’s difficult to live in the present moment if we are trapped in the past.
In reality though, the past is gone. All that is left is images or impressions – images that haunt us and affect us in our present.
By practising mindfulness in the present we can see that the events of our past are not happening to us now.
We can live safely in the present moment – with mindfulness, meditation and deep breathing as our safety nets.
“One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.”