Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Crossing Your Bridge
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." -Soren Kierkegaard
You have probably heard the phrase, "never look back, always keep looking forwards" and wondered what it really means. On the surface I would look at the phrase and think I am to bolt to the future with no regard for the past. Even Thoreau said, "Never look back unless you are planning to go that way."
We can never go back to change the past, nor would we want to.
It is 'forward' in direction that we want to take our life. I also believe that while we are moving forward, we do need to look back in order to understand the person we have become. The past contains the building blocks of what, whom and how we have gotten to where we are currently in life.
If we understand the person we are today will serve as a guide post for who we want to become. We are not dictated by past events, only shaped by them. The future holds endless possibility. So it is important to know who you are by knowing where you have been.
But do not let the past pull you into its grasp. Leave all of that 'stuff' behind you. None of that can be changed now, only learned from.
Just like water which has flowed under the bridge, our past is gone.
You are here today standing on that bridge crossing into another time in your life. You have been given the opportunity to make new choices and changes. This is your bridge that exists between the past and your future.
You cross this bridge every moment of the day getting to decide what is next for your life. The future is on the other side waiting for you to decide.
I say move forward in life having learned from the past, full of expectation for greater things in your life.
Stay inspired my friends.