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Are you being a prisoner of your past. Or a architect of your future. ~ Be hones

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    Handicapped Chefposted 5 years ago

    Are you being a prisoner of your past. Or a architect of your future. ~ Be honest with yourself.

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    Copper Manposted 5 years ago

    More of the former than the latter, sad to say. Experiences of the past seem to direct a lot of what I do or do not do today. As to the future, all too many events come at me without my say so for me to plan around them. So, as an architect of the future, I suppose I'm still in the sod-house era if not before.

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      Handicapped Chefposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is easy to settle into bad habits. It is hard to change.The way to change unhealthy habits is to replace them with new behavior which is more useful, healthier, and which makes you feel better about yourself. Big changes in this area will give you

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    Delila1posted 5 years ago

    If you are depressed you are living in the past.
    If you are anxious you are living in the future.
    If you are living in the present u are at peace.

    Lao Tzu

    In 'the Secret' film, the future is visualized but not at the cost of the present.

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      Handicapped Chefposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t beat it through sheer willpower, but you do have some con

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      Delila1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      :-) I don't think Lao Tzu was referring to 'Clinical Depression' which sadly enough indeed is as you describe but as you say also far from impossible to overcome.

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      Handicapped Chefposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lao was a chinese philospher. He was most well known for his association in Taoism and is seen as very close to a god by some so I really don't think he was  talking to much about depression or this subject but I have read some of his work.

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    Michelle Widmannposted 5 years ago

    To be honest, I was very much a prisoner of my past until a few months ago, I allowed my past friends to dictate my life, and even when I cut these so-called friends out of my life, I still felt myself being very angry with them. They were gone and yet the anger I felt was still ruling over my life.

    Finally, I was able to move on and decide that I carry the ability to make my life whatever I choose to make of it. It's really quite liberating.

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      Handicapped Chefposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Starting today, do yourself a huge favor by not allowing your past to dictate your present or future. Appreciate yourself as the unique individual you are and believe in your capabilities to accomplish anything you dare to dream of. And here’s the fu

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    Globetrekkermelposted 5 years ago

    I am not a prisoner of my past.I treat my past as a learning experience.We need our past to go on with life.My past was never near perfect but I am thankful I experienced them because I wouldn't have any comparison basis on how to live my life  had I not had my past.

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      Handicapped Chefposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well said It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but w

 
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