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Learning lessons from the past

india Updated: Jun 15, 2012 02:49 IST
Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj

There is a saying that goes – ‘The past is gone. The future is not yet born. Therefore, only the present is in our hands’.

Hence, the present is our wealth. We own it now. If we become aware of it, there is a choice for us to enrich it, enhance it, invest it and increase it manifold.

Living in the present ensures that we explore advantages and look at the brighter side of situations.

In practical life, some situations are to be left alone, so that time can heal them.

One must focus on what is happening at the moment.

Appreciate what is right about the situation and build on it.

Pay attention to what is important right now.

Somewhere it becomes necessary to forgive and forget. Compassion is a powerful tool to release us from the clutches of troublesome situations of the past and some situations in the present too.

Whenever we become unhappy in the present or are unsuccessful, it is time to learn from the past.

When we understand that something is interfering with our enjoying the present, it is time to look at the past and learn from it.

When we learn from past, we can improve the present. By conducting a post-mortem of the past, we cannot make the past better.

But the lessons we learn out of the past events can be applied in the present by doing things differently in order to enjoy the present.

By fully living in the present, we are able to appreciate the world around and become more effective and make progress.