Jan. 19, 2016

#NOMORE Contemplating the Past... (Connie J)

Did you know that your past life, and decisions you have made (or were made for you), can still affect how you make decisions today? I didn't for a very long time. "It's over, right? Why am I going to live in the past? That was then, this is now."

I know a lot of you have heard this kind of stuff, both from external, and internal sources. How about this little pearl of wisdom: "Those who do not learn from the past, are destined to repeat it." (a paraphrase of George Santayana)

This does NOT just apply to major world events from History; it also applies right there to you, in your own little world. For example, if you had to have a light on when you slept as a child, and still do as an adult; there may be some questions to be asked.

Do people asking you simple, reasonable questions, like, "Where are you going? Who will you be with? How long will you be gone?", etc, push you right over the edge and make you feel defensive? May be some questions that you need to ask yourself.

I basically spent from 16-33 not being accountable to anyone. At 33, I moved in with my friend and her 2 kids. I had to completely rethink my life. Was used to coming and going at will - even when parents asked, "Later" would suffice. never had a curfew. Talk about culture shock when she asked when I would be home, the first time. I reacted like my father did when I was growing up - with anger!!! Lots of questions to ask self.

As you read, did any questions or situations pop into YOUR mind?

Have a good day, and be safe... #NOMORE #KNOWMORE