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  • blackwhitecupcake said:: what about all the psychological aspects that take part in the formation of “self”.Your answer made me realize that the way we experience reality depends on our past experiences, how we were brought up and the image we have of ourselves.

  • Lyndon:: Our past definitely shapes our experience of reality, but the idea of past is just another mental formation. It doesn't exist outside of the storehouse of our memory anymore than the future. So we don't have to be held hostage to it or bound by it. We can choose differently any time. We don't have to keep replaying the same old footage, reliving the same tired old dramas. We can see them for what they are, let go, and move on. There is only the present moment, as we perceive it.

The past is history. The future is a mystery. And the present is a gift.

@MikeTyson (via Twitter)

Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you.

Chuck Palahniuk (via nirvikalpa)

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We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.

Marianne Williamson (via primordialnrg)

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Your life is out in front of you. What you’ve done is what you’ve done. You can’t change that. But you can move forward

Neale D Walsch (via serenityherenow)

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Being here & being happy

Past is only a memory. The future is only an idea. There is only now, this moment. Don’t skip it looking for something else. Be here now. Be happy because you can choose to be. Don’t look outside yourself to anyone else or any other circumstance to make you happy. It’s not some mystical place you stumble upon by accident. It’s a choice.

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Amazing how the mind recalls/replays the events of the day to shore up our identities

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

Anaïs Nin   (via delucazade)

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When your mind runs from the past and races to the future it forgets the present. And, the present is the balm that heals the mind of problems.

Dr. Frank J. Kinslow (via yogachocolatelove)

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via sol-psych)

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Learning to Walk Again

Walking Meditation is still pretty new to me and took some getting used to. I’m finally getting past the wobbly beginner’s stage. Yes, when you walk extremely slowly and mindfully, it’s hard to keep your balance at first, lol. In walking meditation you let your steps be the focus of your awareness rather than your breath when you walk.

A couple days ago while practicing I was struggling to get my awareness out of my head and into my feet. For a moment I thought, “I’ll never be able to walk across the room without being distracted. This is impossible!” Then it occurred to me that I only have to take this step mindfully, not the next twenty. Then I take the next step mindfully and the next… 

We can’t take the next 20 breaths mindfully, but we can take this one mindfully. We don’t have next week or even today. All we ever have is now. We don’t even have the past. It’s gone, but we can choose to be here now. To be present. To be mindful. To be awake in this moment.

Not one tiny slice of that guilt will do anything to change a single thing in the past.

Wayne Dyer

Look at the past and smile.. take the lessons and continue to move forward and grow. We’ve all been hurt. We were all young. Forgive.

Justine Giles (via peacefulperspective)

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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


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