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The Shadows of Times Past June 29, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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IMGP3617bWhen we interact with friends, family, and casual acquaintances, memories of our shared history often creep into the “present moment.”

We don’t see who they are “now” without the view being just a bit obscured by the shadows of who they were “yesterday.”

* Fond memories forge a stronger bond, making us feel close.

* Less stellar memories of “bad behavior” may make us feel aloof.

When someone dies, memories linger ~ the shadows of times past.

We keep these shadowy legacies “alive” by bookmarking them with cherished photographs, letters, cards, and all manner of sentimental objects.

But, if we try to live in the shadows with these ghosts, life loses vibrancy and becomes clouded and tinged with gray.

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The overlay of treasured memories occludes our view of today.  Instead of being Here, Now . . . we are There, Then.

And that is no place to be.

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Step out of the shadows of times past.

Let the light shine!

In the NOW . . . you’ll find the NEW.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related posts:  The Treasure of Memories (Christine M. Grote)

Where are you most of the time?

Here, now . . . or there, then?

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Artwork by Marlane Wurzbach ~ available at Marlane Wurzbach.com.