Ask yourself where your attention is focused. If you think of your life as a ship heading up the river, you’ll get the answer to this question. As your ship of life is moving ahead, you’re able to stand at the stern and look down into the water and see its wake. What is the wake? It’s the trail left behind by the ship’s movement. What is driving the ship? The present moment energy that is being generated by the engine of the ship. Is it possible for the wake to drive the ship? No. The wake cannot drive the ship.
But is this happening in your life? Most of us live this illusion that our wake (our past) is driving the ship. That is, the things that happened to us when we were younger are making us go in our present direction. If you think your past is driving the ship of your life, you cannot get to a heightened level of awareness. In reality, your past has nothing to do with the way you are today. It’s just the trail you’ve left behind.
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