My philosophy on living in the present

When you fill up your space with memorabilia from years past, it's quite possible you've got one foot in the past and one foot in the present. Not necessarily in a Back-To-The-Future time machine kind of way, but more of a This-Is-Your-Life time capsule kind of way.

Before I continue, keep in mind this is just my opinion, folks. Take it or leave it. What I write may offend you. If you're easily offended, feel free to stop reading.
If, on the other hand, you're open to suggestions and open to change, read on, my friend. Read on.

I don't have a lot of stuff, and this is my preference. Stuff, to me, just weighs me down. Memorabilia is stuff. Therefore, since I don't have a lot of stuff, I don't have a lot of memorabilia. Truth be told, I also don't have a very good memory when it comes to past events.

Of course I remember many significant events like my college graduation, wedding, the day we bought our first home, the births of each of my nieces and nephews, travels to exotic places, the days I learned loved ones had died, and so on.

But just because I don't necessarily remember every significant event doesn't mean I feel the need to surround myself with pictures or artifacts in order to trigger memories about those events. To me, too many sentimental items keep one tied to the past. That's why I don't keep a lot of stuff.

The past is done. It's over. We can't get it back. Instead, I choose to be present right now. In my opinion, this allows for an openness to change and willingness to adapt to whatever life throws my way.

Now I'm not saying those of you who hold onto a lot of memorabilia aren't allowing change to occur. I'm merely suggesting the idea of staying open to letting go of some of the random memorabilia that may, unbeknownst to you, be holding you back.

Just something to contemplate.

 

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