How you regard your past influences how your future unfolds.
I have had unpleasant experiences in my life, but I do not have a single sad story to tell.
There has been heartbreaking misfortune. I have had the best and worst luck, but I have always been delivered to the other side with grace.
I have been called many names. I have been treated with both kindness and disregard, but I have never accepted or encountered defeat.
Life has taken me through some pretty rough terrain, and it has also placed me in the midst of opportunity.
I have been wronged by lovers, cheated by friends, and scrutinized by family. Yet I have never met a single human being that was not deserving of compassion.
There have been moments of great despair, years of endless confusion, and decades of utter chaos. And I still do not know how to give up.
I have learned the difference between thinking and feeling.
I have been inside the quiet of the storm’s eye.
I have survived the silence of a peaceful mind.
I know the power of energy.
I am both the problem and the solution.
I am the question and the answer.
And I am stronger than I know.
My past is my greatest teacher. It is the teller of my fortune. The dispenser of wisdom. And the muse to my creativity.
The past is all-knowing and unalterable.
It tells tales of what was, while predicting what will be.
The past is an oracle.