Going Forward With Lessons From Your Past
I found EP after an extremely great personal devastation. And I am so grateful for this platform and the friends I have found on it. I have been fairly sheltered all my life. Being on board EP has been a very eye opening experience. I have learnt so very much and have had the privilege of reaching out to many loving people all going through their own sometimes painful journey.
I would have been isolated but for the support I have found here. It made the loneliness a lot more bearable.
Here's a poem by Omar Khayyam from his book The Rubaiyat. It goes
" The moving finger writes and having writ moves on...not all your tears, nor sorrow nor wit can lure it back half a line nor cancel a word of it"
Which is to say that the past once written, is set in stone, nothing can bring it back. You can only go forward but not back to change what has happened. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Because you can always start all over again. I think in a sense, everyone wants a new beginning. A chance to rewrite the past.
While you can't go back and undo the past...you can always go forward and win back the future with lessons from your past.
Maybe going forward is a form of living life from hindsight. Looking backwards just enough to learn your lessons without the recriminations from your past dragging you down.
And you know what they say..... hindsight is always 20/20