The Road to Now

Regret not the past.
Rather, be grateful for how it shaped your present.
For the past was the road to now.
There is now no other way than the road taken,
And any other path may well have led astray. 
If you must look back,
Look not for failures and wrong turns.
Rather, look for lessons and insights,
For changes and growth.
Look for the you who once was
The better to love the you who now is.

Look where you were
Only to see how far you’ve come.
Now, know how far you still can go.


The Road to Now

The Road to Now

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  1. Antoinette says:

    You’re back! 🙂 And this is beautiful.
    Thank you for birthing it. It is a welcome signpost at a crossroad and a helpful insight on how to view the journey so far.

  2. Peter says:

    Thanks, Antoinette.

    I’m laughing at myself, though. Today I’m being tested by the past. Interesting that yesterday I reminded myself how to look back and today I am forced to.

  3. Antoinette says:

    Sounds like your inner-man is functioning perfectly, preparing you for what life has up its sleeve …..very often a test if we walk the talk ;-). Hope you passed the test(?).

  4. Karen says:

    Yes, Peter, this is beautiful, that coming from someone who was indeed tested herself this past couple of days (and still faces the challenge of allowing herself to be vulnerable and fragile)

    I think I wrote this somewhere else, but…

    Today, I’m not trying to get somewhere else, I’m focusing on being aware of where I am now. Willing to stay with my confusion and conflict long enough to allow a deeper truth to emerge

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