Past Does Not Exist!

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Many people think that memories of past events are never changing, that they are like hieroglyphs carved in an ancient tomb stone - but they are not.

Whenever we experience an event, the information about it is recorded first as a short term memory and then, if it is repeated several times, or if a strong emotion is connected to it, it becomes part of our long term memory.

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When we think of a past event we engage thousands of neurons which start to collect tiny bits of information about it scattered in different parts of our brain; they glue them together and then replay the whole event in our mind. But every time a memory is recalled, certain bits of information about it become lost in the transmission.

Our memory is like an old vinyl record which scratches in time so the playing needle skips the grooves. Since our mind has an instinctive need to fill in the holes in our thinking, it creates ’false’ memories so that it can be able to ’replay’ the entire experience again and again. That is why you and your best friend sometimes may not be able to agree on all the details when retelling the adventure you two once had as small children.

This leads us to the conclusion that, at least as far as our mind is concerned, past does not exist  because every experience of the past events has to be destroyed and shred into tiny pieces of information so that it can be memorized. We are re-creating past in our mind as we are thinking about it.

Let go of unpleasant memories from your past. Do not let them disturb you by playing them over and over again in your mind, let them rest in peace. Instead, save your energy and emotions for the better things that will come to you. 

Be thankful for what you have here and now. Enjoy it.
MAKE THE PRESENT MOMENT WORTH LIVING. AFTER ALL, THAT’S ALL YOU HAVE!



Creative thinking exercise



Although it may not seem obvious, we are the masters of our thoughts, not slaves to our thoughts.
Whenever an unpleasant memory starts to rear its ugly head, just stop thinking about it. Turn off the power of the manufacturing line that it assembling it, even better, shut it down for good!


Write down these words on a card or a piece of paper and place it somewhere where you can see it. Use it as a reminder that you are in control over your negative thoughts:


I DO NOT HAVE TIME NOR ENERGY TO BE SELF DESTRUCTIVE – I AM FAR TOO CREATIVE!



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