When you look to the future. When you at the past, what is it? One of the profoundly things that I have discovered is that, in reality, they are both here with me right now. They exist within me right now. I can call on the past through memory and I will be flooded with thoughts. I can dream up the future and in one grand swoop, all the delights of that dream are produced for me to enjoy. So, in essence, we never really have to go anywhere to revoke something out of the past or the future. We just have to decide if we want to relive something or if we want to bring something to life. Everything we do in life is a choice. Native Americans believe that,when we are born, we are given three things that coincide with one another. Fate, free will, and purpose. They will always be together. You can not separate them. It is also my belief, through the guidance and teachings of elders, of many races, that we come here with purpose and we don’t leave without fulfilling it. And that we could live 2 or 3 life times to complete the purpose but it still must be completed. Of course, it may not make sense to you, but ask yourself, what if it’s so? Do you ever find that you keep running into the same situations in life that cause you grief and heartache? Maybe they toy with your tolerance and anger? Why do you think that happens? When I was much younger, I used to think it was a personal attack from God. I was foolish, of course. But kids are like that. It wasn’t until I started dealing with my issues that my life started turning a new leaf, so to speak. I read a post recently on Facebook that read something like, lessons will always return to us until we learn what they need to teach us. And when you think about it, it makes sense. If we want to grow mentally, definitely spiritually, we have to look at what we are doing with our lives. This has nothing to do with our spouses and partners, it’s all about us. Some of us would like to believe that the problem it’s outside of us but it’s not true. The environment we are in, is our choice. Whether it’s a relationship, a job, and in some cases – family. The experiences we find ourselves are designed by purpose, our purpose. The purpose we set out to complete when we first got here. Now I know you’re probably thinking, ” this lady is crazy.” And I wouldn’t blame you. It’s a hard concept. Nothing that we’ve ever learned that got us over an obstacle in life was easy, was it? I don’t think so. I remember a lot of hardships that I went through to get – here. Here is where I wanted to be, all of this time. And as days go by, new experiences happen, I will find out that I will have a new, “here” to be. And so on. And everything, all of my experiences that I went through to get here, will be relevant. So everything I want out of life is here and all it requires is action or reaction. The choice is mine. The choice is yours. And coincidentally, choice is free will disguised. Mistakes (what we determine as mistakes) are our fate that is trying to lead us in the right direction, if and when we listen and pay attention. And purpose is the mystery of what will be. I don’t know what it is yet, neither do you. But maybe some of do. There are no mistakes in life. The fact that I’m writing this or that you are reading is no mistake. It is what we want. If we wanted something else, you’d be golfing or shopping instead reading what I am writing. But we’re here because we want to be so this is not a mistake. So, what I’ve learned, is that everything I want, is right now. It’s not yesterday or tomorrow, although I could invoke them easily, but it’s here and now. I’m always at the moment I want to be because I know I am here for a reason. So I take that in stride and stress less because I wouldn’t have it any other way.