We are surrounded with ghosts every day.
It may sound like a weird sentiment but it’s true. I don’t mean ghosts, like in scary movies but rather ghosts of our past…memories.
Every now and then things trigger a memory; a song, a picture, and place, etc. At times the feeling is so strong it’s almost like reliving it and can be overwhelming. I strongly believe who we are today is due to our life path, all the decisions we’ve made, the things we have done, and even the mistakes we’ve made (the good, bad, and ugly) define who we are today.
Is it bad to reminisce, of course not. To remember and cherish memories is part of life. But we also cannot allow ourselves to become consumed by them, so much so we are not able to love and appreicate our current life.
“It does not do to dwell in the past and forget to live.”
– Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter series)
I am fortunate to have been provided with the opportunities that I have had in my life. Like many, I’ve had my share of setback, disappointments, and even loss. However, I feel that living through these things has made me a (hopefully) better and stronger person.