Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future.
Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird.
We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past.
Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you ever prove it wasn't all a dream?
The rule is: we cannot really forgive ourselves unless we look at the failure in our past and call it by its right name.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.
Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.
Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.
Our past may explain why we're suffering but we must not use it as an excuse to stay in bondage.
The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them.
Whatever your circumstances, whatever your past, the forces that determine your future are nowhere but within your own heart and mind. It is here that the star of your destiny shines.
And we need to share our story. Not with everyone but with someone. There is someone who is like you were. And he or she needs to know what God can do. Your honest portrayal of your past may be the courage for another's future.