reply to post by Itisnowagain
Unconditional love for the self is unconditional love for one and all. When one accepts the self no matter how it feels and embraces the passing
feelings, life is felt, life is lived.
Yes, we agree on this point. As I said, I can only live today, and I can only make it what I want it to be.
Life can only happen now but humans are attached to the past and are also attached to feeling good. Life (this moment is life, yesterday is dead)
shows itself to itself, it gets to experience.
I don't feel anything specific the majority of the time. When I do feel anything strongly, it is negativity. I figured out the life wouldn't feel good
when I was like 4 years old. That's not the issue. Frankly, I would like to erase my memories of the past if I could. But, if I did, I would forget
where my children came from, I would forget how important they are to me, I would forget how thankful I am to be alive and how grateful I am to be
I live, and that is all I can do.
What I was saying is that yesterday has already happened and is therefore unchanging. However, this fact does not mean that it's effects cannot still
be seen and felt today. You posit that the past stays in the past. This is a falsity. The past comes to the present in many unexpected ways.
My past resulted in my children, my mentality, my circumstances, my Present. I live in the present, but there are reminders of the past at every turn.
All I can do is understand that today is what matters and today I will live in joy for what I do have.
I'm not worried about the future, it will figure itself out.
Time is not linear. Past, present and future are all Now.
As I live Now, I also live Past and I also live Future.
The trick is to Live Now rather than Dwell in Past or Future.
I really don't feel like debating today, though, I have to go play in the rain and stomp in some puddles with my kids.
Take care, Itisnowagain.
edit on 6/2/2012 by ottobot because: (no reason given)