Are you living yesterdays life today?


Once you have your rhythm its easy to play the same song over and over again. The good songs make us feel great, and the sad songs give us words during our sad times. What comes first? The emotion, the thought, a biochemical change, who knows but we all sure know about it when our emotions change like four seasons in one day.
A word, context or event can set off a whole set of emotional responses that make very little sense to us. This is because we all carry a complete repertoire of responses cued by pre-existing scenarios that we have experienced in our past.

Your response to something today could have been learnt many years ago and it may not be doing you any good. Even worse you could be replaying a significant life event over and over again. Scary isn’t it! It makes sense to try and repeat a positive experience but why would we want to repeat negative experiences?

We set ourselves up for positive or negative experiences according to our beliefs. A negative experience in the past creates a belief that we attribute to be true, and depending on its significance we will continue to dwell and potentially manifest time and time again. What we hold to be true in our minds we shall seek to manifest in our day to day lives.

Do you notice any re-occurring themes in your life? Could you be repeating the same pattern over and over again? Relationships is the most obvious area for playing our patterns of learnt behavior but you can also play out series of actions and thoughts that lead to business failure or under performance.

All is not lost, accepting your personal stories and being aware when they begin to manifest is a good first step of living in today. Freedom of mind takes a great degree of personal understanding and patience. Let go of yesterdays you, embrace who you are today in this moment and trust that your choices are in your best interest.

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  • A text does not have meaning outside of a set of cultural assumptions regarding both what the characters mean and how they should be interpreted. We interpret texts because we are part of an interpretive community that gives us a particular way of reading a text. Furthermore, we cannot know whether someone is a part of our interpretive community or not, because any act of communication that we could engage in to tell whether we are part of the same interpretive community would have to be interpreted. That is, because we cannot escape our interpretive community, we can never really know its limits. (Stanely Fish 1976). So personal culture is the constraint on the freedom of mind. Embrace your identity and acknowledge your subjectiveness has already been shaped.

By Hayden Breese