The Past as Resource
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“The past is a beautiful opportunity to practice Love and Gratitude.“
“What’s your practice?”
“For me, thinking of the past is like a ritual.
Whenever I think of a past experience, positive or negative, I connect with and express Love for the instance of myself at that particular moment in time (Self-Love). I actually say to myself, with Kindness and Compassion:
I love you Dani-who-I-was.
Then I bring to mind all the people involved in the experience, and send them love in the present. (Active-Love)
I end the ritual with a heartfelt ‘Thank you‘.
One thing to note is that it doesn’t need to be just the distant past. It can be something from yesterday, or even a few hours ago.”