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Tiny Wisdom: On the Future

“Whatever the past has been, you have a spotless future.” ~Unknown

Everyone has something in their past they wish they could change. Whether it's a mistake, a regret, a disappointment, or a deep pain, we've all had moments that can feel overwhelming if we try to hold onto them while building tomorrow.

We can never change what's come and gone, but we can always choose instead to focus on what's coming and where we're going.

The future is never set in stone, no matter how limiting the past may have been. The only thing standing between us and new possibilities is our attachment to the possibilities we lost.

Today, if you find yourself dwelling on something that happened before, and how you felt about it, shift your focus to what you want to feel right now, and then do something to create it. Take a walk, call a friend, or look up that class you want to take, and immerse yourself in that moment.

The future is unwritten. The question is whether we'll write it in response to everything that appears to have gone wrong in the past, or in awareness of everything that's going right in the present.

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About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest book, Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for pre-order. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

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