Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"
Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Why can't our past lives just stay in the Past?

I was never going to win a golf  match. Not surprisingly, I dont much like to be reminded of those days. When someone recently found a photo of me when I  was younger I was mortified. Reliving embarrassing moments from my past can still be veruy uncomfortable Though I look back and laugh, the sencse of humiliation persists.
I would rather leave those episodes, so to speak in the past.
Still I rarely reflect on that particular life. It feels light years away from where I am today.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Michiko,
That proves that you are a very strong lady and that you are quite happily living in the present time! That is important for all of us. Not clinging on to the past for no reason. We just keep the fond memories and forget all other. That makes us drift lighter to the final stage of our lives...

Tamago said...

I love to leave the past in the past and move forward, but sometimes it's so hard! I'm haunted by embarrassing past and wish I can bury it. Well I will try :-)

Katie Isabella said...

Sis, I like what Mariette said dear Sis.

We just put those memories far far back into our minds and then, we forget about them and remember the present with its good memories of family. xoxoxox
Sis, Katie, Miyuki Victoria xoxox

Mei said...

How can we forget the past... its a lie to say we can. It's in our mind our head for ever on what had happen in our past. Only time can heal the pain or fade our memories... but what ever happened... past is past but they live in our heart. We need forgive and forget... forgive we can but forget never not easy. I am still learning. I write about my past and find it very help to open up some pain, they're like my best medicine. Work better then the real one sometimes! Have a good day my dear friend. Mei

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Mei!
I had only me from my parents and I was very happy with all time.
I cant't remember with not bad people
with me after I has good married with my husband with two good children.
My best five friends are more then MANY YEARS we are very happy with both wish us.
Today is one of my friends "Happy Birthday" and will bring a lot of pleasure and happiness to her!
I'am very happy with my good memories with all my family AND my friends!

Mei said...

You're a lucky lady Michiko, I had some hard times from the past, but I do had some happy memories too... I miss my old friends... i feel shame to carry on writing to them after my last relapse with my illness, I will try to find them one day. Wish you a lovely day Michiko. Mei

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Sometimes it can be a blessing,but I have such poor memory of past events, they don't come back to haunt me. But also all the good memories are gone as well. I find taking trips a waste of money because a few years later I don't remember hardly any of them. The photos are the only things that remind me of my past. Maybe that is why I am so drawn to taking so many photos as they have become my memory of what was.

Mei said...

My friend comfort me... its the age thing. We are old now, memory and lots other thing have show up. We all the same. I keep worry its all those medi make me forgetful, I will be a vegi soon. Anyway,forget about the worry, let enjoy our weekend coming. Good day everyone.

Rhapsody said...

Perhaps you need a new way to view past events - as a ladder for learning and growing instead of humiliation and shame. Our past are lessons needed in our journey through life, though there are moments when we feel ashamed it should in no way deter us understand and appreciating the growth that came from lessons learnt.