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"Past-Present-Future" by Rolly A. Chabot

Updated on May 7, 2013
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Welcome

Finally Spring has arrived here in Alberta Canada. We are basking in some nice warm temperatures and cool evenings and loving it in comparison to the winter we have just experienced.

Spring is a time of renewal, we see it all around us. The birds returning and singing their morning song. Trees coming alive again with buds of leaves, grass greening up again. One of the best parts is watching people getting out and about and the conversations taking place on the streets all around me.

Gather around and lets see my thoughts lead tonight and please feel free to jump in and say hello. I truly do love to hear from you. I may be a little while getting back to your comments but I will. I started a three novel series back in November that has been consuming a great deal of time. It s called "Arctic Island Mist." It is all about renewal of the human spirit and what can happen if we are willing to look deep within, we can find peace. Above all as you sit and ponder of what I write this day I want you to understand and take with you is that you are dearly loved.

Settle in, my home is yours and may you leave a blessing and take one with you....


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The Past

Let me start with a comment I heard tonight on TV that struck me in such a way it has maybe prompted me to write this. The statement was simple and yet profound in so many ways. It may even have a great deal with the way we see the world crumbling around us.

"Let your past be your present and it will become your future"

This picture reminds me of life. You know the fences and boundaries we establish for fear of having to deal with yet another hurt. Love and trust are two words that are hard to put into action.

The above statement is so simple and yet so very profound when you study what is actually being spoken here. Often we look at the past and venture to say if only I could change what I have done. At times we carry bitterness, frustration and anger over what we have done or worse what has been done to us. It is a fact of life, we all have it in varying degrees.

What do you see when you look into the mirror of the privacy of your home? Do you like yourself or dislike what you see. I know for years I hated what I saw. The anger was controlling me in all aspects of my life. Friendships, relationships and yes even my health.

It has a right to be there should you allow it a foothold, you are actually saying bring on all the bad so that I have something to feed what I have growing inside of me. You have given it permission to control you.

Forgiveness is huge in the process of healing. You need to live it all over again and again. You will need to stop pointing fingers at others and point them back at yourself more often than not. Forgiving others is easy really, but try and forgive yourself and yourself puts up the greatest battle.

Think about it for a minute. "Let your past be your present and it will become your future." Lets just take a scenario and say that if you are living in a place that is consuming you over some wrong... the next thing that happens is you become resentful and filled with the desire of revenge. Can you see where it is a never ending cycle.

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The Present

The present is where we live today. I am not talking about the physical location of where we are. The address is nothing, only a pace. What I speak about is where our hearts, passion and desires lie.

What is important to you as a person. What is it that will make you happy. Even better taking a personal inventory of yourself and write what makes you unhappy. Find a quiet spot with interruption and start writing. What really is it deep inside that holds you back from finding true peace from within. If your heart is guarded because of some pain it is a part of your heart others can not reach with love.

Forgiving yourself, forgiving others are all part of the healing. If you continue to draw from the past and make it your present day motto and it is ugly then I am afraid to tell you keep it up and your future is already set in motion. The past is just that it is. "Gone." You can never change what has taken place.

You can through correct it through some deep soul searching. Sometimes we need to take the painful step of calling up someone and saying I am sorry for what I did to you. Forgiveness is gained through being open, honest and transparent and have a willingness as well to forgive others.

Sometimes we are too late in dong so because those same people have passed on or hard to find. In such cases we need to accept the blame and own up to it just to have peace. Sometimes we are forced to forgive from deep within. Te reason to do a personal inventory. Trust me it does make it easier.

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Future

It depends on you and what you want to step into it with. The choice and decision is all yours. I can not say that I will survive another day, it is completely out of my hands. The news today talked about a young man crossing the street wearing a headset listening to his music. One minute is alive and filled with life, the next he becomes another fatality. That is sad in so many ways, did he control his future. If he could take it all back would he have placed the headset on and stepped out into the path of cement truck.

How did he leave this world today. Did he leave it in anger and frustration. I suppose we will never know. It can happen that quick my friends. For me I want to leave with everything taken care. I do not want to leave one person behind knowing I could have made it all right with them and myself.

Please take the time to think about the statement and ask yourself. "Is what I feel today what I want to carry into the future." Do I want it to be my future or do I take the time and put the effort into the baggage so my future has some hope.

I choose to not have the milestone around my neck. I want to enjoy all of the creation about me. I want to experience all the pleasure that life offers. I choose to do so with my faith intact. I hope you do the same my friends.

© Rolly A. Chabot

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Carol.... you are so right my friend... We die internally after each day and the only thing we can take with us is what we have experienced...

      Hugs and Blessings ... love attached

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      We can spend a lot of time dwelling on the past and worrying about the future...I think most of us are guilty of this..more than we wish or know. Well written of course with many lessons...And today is really all we have.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Mary... thanks for te comment and so very true what you say about forgiveness and the blessings that follow. It is not hard to get caught up in the past... I prefer a place that is filled with wonder and new adventures over the old...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi ImKarn23... smiles... thanks for reading this and yes I think we were talking along these lines. Glad to hear we are on the same page... Live the Eh? moments...

      Hugs and all from Alberta

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Nell... there will be a day when someone finds that cloud with all those lost words... lol... they will be wealth of inspiration and love.

      Thanks for the visit and always a blessing to have you join us at the Fireside...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Lastheart... thank you and glad you liked it...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi anniebetty... thanks as always for stopping in and saying hello... glad this gave you something to thin about. You are like me in many ways and travelling the same road and especially the road of change...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi aviannovice... great comment and so applicable to us all... life is far to short to live in the past...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning to you Lisa... thank you for stopping and so blessed to know that you have found something here...

      Hugs and Many Blessings

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Splendid! What else can we do? The past is gone, let it go.....forgiveness and love is all we need to see us through...the more love and forgiveness we give, the more we get in return and certainly the happier we will be!

      Best of luck with the book...I'm sure it will be great.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      omg, Rolly - am i having deja vu or - were we not just speaking of exactly this??

      guessing that's why you pointed me in this direction, and - i thank you for it!

      we think very much alike - us 2 canadians, EH?

      voting/sharing

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Faith Reaper... awesome to have you and have you share of the freedom you have found. Like you and many others it is all about choice really as we all have the power to change who we are...

      Many Blessings and much Love from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Eric... good to see you as always my friend. It sounds like you had a great past and you are very fortunate. Over the years I have come to know people who have struggled including myself.

      The beauty of it is there is freedom which can be found should we choose to change. Leaving a rough past behind is a blessing.

      Thanks for stopping as always. I always look forward to seeing you here...

      Hugs and Blessings my Friend

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Good Morning Mr. Archer... thank you for the comment and the encouragement. After many years of allowing the past to be my present I learned a great lesson on how I looked at the world through my tainted views. It was a future I wanted no part of...

      Hugs and Blessings from Alberta Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Vladimir... Thank you my faithful friend. I always welcome your comments. May your day be filled with blessings to you and yours...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Eddy... thanks for stopping and you as well have a great day filled with sunshine and many blessings...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Deb... thanks for sharing... a blessing to know my few words cause a thought. I think it is what we all wants in our writings.

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi drbj ... thanks for the encouragement and they are coming along nicely...

      Hugs and Blessings to you

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      I could have sworn I commented on here! lol! its disappeared into the ether, or cloud or whatever they darn well call it these days! beautiful hub rolly, and I always love reading your wise words, nell

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Billy... Thanks for the visit and yes you are right. If we live in the past with all the mess we carry it into the future and it is what it becomes...

      Hugs and Blessings to you and yours

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Wow!!!! Love this!! It gave me such a relief. Thanks!!

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      anniebetty 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Another thought-provoking and honest piece. Thank you so much, Rolly!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Rolly, today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make amends when and where you can. Above all, keep walking on the path to happiness, and take others along that choose to go...

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Wonderful!

      Very appropriate for me at this time too! Voted up and shared!

      Thank You

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rolly,

      Your novel sounds very interesting indeed! I love your perspective here of the past and present. If it were not for the many trials and tribulations of my past, I would not be who I am today, a stronger person who appreciates each day.

      Forgiveness does play a major role in being happy this day, as it sets us free!

      Great hub.

      Voted up

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Being a stinker like I am, I immediately realized that I live like: Let your past become your present and it will become your future.

      And as hard as I try to change it, I really have a very happy past. So I live in it, and I do declare it will be my future. But I assume you are talking about bad things in the past. That is where all my brain damage comes in to play ---- I can't remember that part.

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      Mr Archer 4 years ago from Missouri

      Let your past become your present and it will become your future.

      Wow. Great line on letting bygones be bygones. I really like the way you took that line and created your work. Wonderful words Rolly, just wonderful.

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      Vladimir Uhri 4 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I enjoyed your writing very much. Before I read it I wrote other comment, but not place it here.

      I do have some issue with my mail and old laptop. Then you know I did not neglect you my dear friend.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Interesting as always Rolly and I vote up and share.

      Have a great day my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      My dear Sir Rolly..how wise you are dear sir..it makes me look

      Deep down ...thank you for that

      We all need that..many blessings

      Sharing

      Deb

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Blessings to you, too, Rolly, and the best of luck with your novels.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wise words my friend...it's been a great journey so far and the future will be what I make of it. No regrets, great hopes, and enjoying the heck out of today.

      Blessings always,

      bill