We often hear people say, "Leave your past behind because carrying them, now, will weigh down your future".
How true is this sentence?
How many of us leave our past behind?
What is this past made up of?
I see 'past' as a bunch of memories tied to the neurons of our brain.
Memories: It is a mix of people, place and an event harmonized with emotions.
Most of the times, memories are glued to our heart because people fade away, the
place gets destroyed and without the same people and place, neither the same
event takes place nor the same emotion felt. Some memories are created by us and some
happen to us at the most unexpected moment. Every memory has a potential to
make us happy and cry at the same time.
I believe that it is okay to carry memories with us because sometimes our present
is worth living in the past, with people who have turned into air and places we
no longer want to visit without them.
For some of us who love to live in a world within our head, memories serve the
purpose of oxygen. They accompany us when we feel lonely and make us smile for
no outward reason.
However the truth is that, "Memory is no friend to us. It only tells us what we no
longer have" -Margaret Atwood