Welcome back to The Daily Pulse!
The only way to find meaning is to stop looking. - found on today's post from @textsfromyourexistentialist. (You must check them out!)
I feel that right through this month, world over there is a desire and an impetus to move ahead, and build. It feels like we have all shed some old skin in these past few months when the world has literally changed in unprecedented ways. These changes are going to continue and if you are really present within, I am sure that you are feeling ready for this new world as a participant and not as a mere spectator, as was the need to be for much of 2020 for more people than ever.
Even if you look much before 2020, the question that the pulse asks you to sit with is, in whatever endeavour you have undertaken in life, whatever milestones you have crossed, how present and involved were you? How free and able in your individual power were you? This isn't to say that the past is irrelevant or that you had no sense of agency and that you must detest the past, rather your past self and just look ahead. No, that wouldn't be nuanced.
Instead, this is to say that as you move ahead and into this new version of the self, and the world, that you are preparing to enter, know the difference between learning from the past, and dwelling on past versus disregarding the past. If you notice, the latter approach of either dwelling completely in the past or completely disregarding it are two polar extremes that often manifest as a result of an emotional imbalance in one's way of relating with the past. On the other hand, learning from the past is the optimal approach to moving through life - take what you need, cut your losses and keep moving.
One thing that I would like to draw your attention to however, is that this process of learning reads simple but may not be because it is a process, that is unique to you and your story. So, don't rush to learn without allowing yourself to sit with the lessons and the emotions that come with them. Often, the imbalance comes in when we are eager to either dwell in nostalgia and/or that time when we were hurt tremendously, as if reliving that and unable to distance from that, or the other side when the pain or the joys from the past feel too much and too disconnected from today, that we evade facing up to it at all costs, even if that means that somewhere those patterns still ring in our today.
If you are setting anew, whether it is starting a new day, week, month, life, make sure to set out some time, take your journal and write what all you'd like to take with you from yesterday, and what all you are happy to let go. This will hopefully allow you to find an easy flow over time. Happy moving!