The past is over. It can touch me not.
The past is gone. It’s done. It’s over. The hurt, the pain, the fear, the guilt, the resentment, the grievance, the anger, it wells up and can accentuate as long as we remember, ruminate, pout, and pay rent for it to occupy our minds. We can plot revenge, live in fear, get depressed, and live in our own hell. The ego world we create is a curious thing. One has to wonder if there is not a better way to live our lives?
It is suggested in Alcoholic Anonymous, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God (Love). Great idea! We can’t do this though if we live in the past dwelling on the past sins of ourselves and others. Before we can improve our conscious contact with God this s*** has to go.
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In order to focus on this worth and dignity the baggage has to be ejected from the clown car which is our life in the world of the ego.
Today, it is suggested that several times when we are upset that we remind ourselves that the past is over. It can touch me not unless I let it by recalling past hurts and regrets. Let it go and focus on the Divine within us and others.