"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility of our future”
-George Berrnard Shaw
In our household, we have created a quick new set of words to remind us to stay forward focused, instead of being mired in the minutiae of the past. The phrase is, “rearview mirror”.
When any of our family members say, “rearview mirror”, we instantly change the direction of our words and thoughts towards the focused future of where we want to go. The future, the road, and the windshield are broad, expansive, and open.
When we keep our vision on what is behind us, it should be brief, just like the quick glance in the rearview mirror. Unfortunately, some of us stay transfixed on the past and miss the immense, clear windshield before our very eyes. Our future is ultimately expansive and filled with infinite possibilities and opportunities, if we just open our eyes to the largeness before us.
Personally, as I look back in the rearview mirror, it is often with morbid reflection, as opposed to all the amazing events that have occurred. As I write this, I commit to you readers, that I will choose to glance (not for long) at all the previous miracles that have happened in this lifetime. Then after I take notice of all the phenomenal events that have come to pass, I will place more attention on all the future events that will trump all my previous experiences, and keep you updated.
Where I am, and where I am going will be of more importance to me today, as opposed to looking backward. Today, I choose to plug into my GPS system;
Today, I know where I put my attention, I get more of the same. Yes, I will learn from my past mistakes, and move forward. Plugging into my successes, as opposed to my failures, has only created a better life for me and those around me. No more rehearsing the old negative story. It is time to move forward and focus on where I am headed, not where I've been!
Thanks for reading and sharing and remember always, always, always go where the love is. Namaste.
Registered Yoga Instructor Certified Life Coach