Summer is a great time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next.
If you are in school, you can see your achievements marked as moving up into a higher grade level.
Some of you finished middle school or even high school and you will be going into higher education. Some are graduating from college into jobs and responsibilities.
Those of us with jobs and duties to our families can see changes as well. Often just seeing our children grow marks our own advancement through life. We rejoice in their victories and struggle with their defeats. We internalize their struggles as our own.
In any of of these cases we can look back at the past and try to draw conclusions and ideas for the future.
So what does does the past hold for us? Is a series of events set in stone, unchanging in the fixed nature of history? Or is it a source of lessons upon which we can decide what to do in our present moment? Perhaps some past memories inspire us while others fill us with remorse.
I submit to all that the past is not necessarily fixed and subject to the approach to the present moment.
Lets go go back to the foundations of what we can control and how it affects not only our possible futures but can very well alter our perceptions of what is past.