09/12/16 Rose-colored memories. Six of Cups

“There are three sides to every story – yours, mine, and the truth.” Robert Evans

6C Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Now that Autumn is on the way, it is easy to drift into nostalgia; school days, snow days, holidays – fond memories tied to mundane occurrences or specific special events. As likely as not, the memories are warm; over time, they gain a rosy tint because we prefer to keep happy memories in our minds and hearts.

REMINDER: A little nostalgia is a good thing! It maintains hopel.

CAUTION: Too much nostalgia is a bad thing. It distorts reality.

Buddha cautioned against attachment and expectation; they take us out of the present moment, and  lead to disappointment and heartache. If we are honest, we know nostalgia represents both attachment and expectation – a longing for the past as well as vision for the future (based on that past). Many people will tell you the past is the best indicator of the future but I disagree; the past may be the most likely indicator of the future based on our repeated choices…but we can always decide to choose differently.

TAKEAWAY: Enjoy your memories but leave them in the past!

Make the future you want with your own choices; create your life and  make new memories – you will never catch lightning in a bottle twice so do not waste your efforts on the recreation of a rosy past that never quite existed as you recall.

so-she-did

((Queenisms can be found on Facebook. Check it out!))

((All images courtesy of Google Images and Facebook.))

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s