DO YOU LOOK FORWARD, BACKWARD? OR ARE YOU MORE HERE NOW? Topic #273: Do we live life forwards, but examine it backwards? This is something the philosopher Kikergard pointed out long ago. Do you agree? If you do, isn’t this odd? It seems we’re likely to make many mistakes in basing our future, which is forward thinking, entirely on the past, which is looking backwards.
Entirely is the kick word and living entirely in the past, the now, or the future, is probably not possible or wise.
I think I do all three. I look forward, I have goals–places I want to be, things I want to do, that lie in the future. These structure my now, and getting there for me is part of now. I love the journeying.
I also think we carry our past with us and can do so without awareness or with awareness. With awareness seems best for if the past serves a purpose it is to instruct.
Tired, so that’s all folks.