In our last talk, we mentioned a couple of Universal Teaching’s. In this blog we will examine look back to see ahead, which tells us to think about the past to help us move forward. Now, let's explore why this is important and what it really means.
When you think about the past to plan for the future, you think about all the things you've experienced. It doesn't matter if they were good, bad, or even ugly. What matters is that your mind picks the most important ones for what you're dealing with right now. The way you responded to similar situations in the past becomes a blueprint for how you will handle similar things now and in the future. This is your personal "history repeating itself," which means that things often happen in similar ways.
Have you ever said to yourself, "I will never..." and then experienced the same thing happening again? It happens because we have patterns in how we behave, and they keep happening over and over. For example, someone might be in a bad relationship and want to leave, but then end up in another bad relationship that's just as hard to get out of. This can happen in different parts of life, not just relationships.
But it doesn't have to be this way. That's why it's really important to pay attention to what you see and listen to what you hear. Your mind is always talking to you. To guide you. Your mind is a special part of you, and it can help guide you in the right direction.
Listen to what your mind is saying and let it lead you on a path to a truly fulfilling life. This guidance can come in many different forms. It might come to you in dreams or in chance encounters with people who teach you something important. It might even come through tough times or when you're not feeling well.
Believe in yourself and your abilities. Build up your belief in your own inner strength little by little. Remember the wise words of Lao Tzu: "To understand others is smart, but to understand yourself is true wisdom. To control others is powerful, but to control yourself is real strength." These words remind us to discover and master ourselves.
To sum it all up, by looking back with respect, listening to your inner voice, and understanding yourself deeply, you can navigate through life's challenges with more clarity, purpose, and fulfillment.
In our next writings we will explore the gift of healing.