The past holds a lot of great and wonderful memories and more often than not, we find ourselves smiling as we remember those precious moments. Life can only be lived once and so, the things that have already happened in our lives may never happen again and all we have left are sweet memories that put smiles on our faces.
However, the past also holds bad memories. Memories that make us sad as we relive painful events that have occurred in our lives. Dwelling on the painful past will bring renewed sorrow and take away happiness. One popular person has been quoted as saying that the first recipe for happiness is to avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Constant meditation on certain events will bring them to life, making them an unpleasant re-occurrence.
So, how do we move on from the past? Well, we must learn to just let go. It is not easy and so, must be achieved one day at a time. Let go of fear, old pain, anger and whatever else that brings you emotional pain. Those things will hurt our spirit and energy, and we might just miss the wonderful things happening around us. If we only look to the past, we may miss the present, precious moments.
Even if one has failed in the past, it’s wise to build on that failure and use it as a stepping stone. After all, we learn from our mistakes and as the old saying goes, experience is the best teacher.
Trying to forget the past is not easy, but the important thing is to not dwell on it. Do not let the past occupy your space, your energy or your time. The 21 quotes about the past below will help you to clean out the past from your mind.
1. Past should be left in the past
The past should be left in the past, otherwise it can destroy your future. Live life for what tomorrow has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away
2. Past cannot be changed
The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited or erased; it can only be accepted.
3. Never be stuck in the past
Being stuck in the past is like walking forward with your back facing the front. You will always miss out on what’s in front of you
4. Past is just a story
Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you
5. Forget the past
Forget what hurt you in the past but never forget what it taught you
6. Don’t hold on to the past
7. Past hurts
The past can hurt. But, you can either run from it, or learn from it” (The Lion King)
8. Understand your past
Understanding your past can help you to create a better future” (Robert Tew)
9. Let go
Let go, forget the burdens of the past. The past can’t be changed
10. Never let the past ruin the present
Never let the sadness of the past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of the present
11. People bring up your past
Generally, people like to bring up your past, when your present and future appears to be better than theirs
12. Don’t focus on the past
If you focus too much on the painful past, you’ll miss the beautiful future
13. Dear past
Dear past, thank you for all the lessons. Dear future, I’m ready
14. Don’t judge me
Don’t judge me by my past, I don’t live there anymore
15. Past makes you better
Let your past make you better, not bitter
16. Bricks from your past
If you carry old bricks from your past relationships to the new one, you will end up building the same house that fell apart before
17. Don’t let the past choke you
Don’t let the past and useless details choke your existence
18. Past is behind
The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it
19. Don’t answer your past
When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing to say
20. Past guides you
Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you
21. Past gives you strength
Your past has given you the strength and the wisdom you have today, so celebrate it. Don’t let it haunt you