Creating The Past

“It is true that the old have no opportunities, no possibilities in the future. But they have more than that. Instead of possibilities in the future, they have realities in the past – the potentialities they have actualized, the meanings they have fulfilled, the values they have realized – and nothing and nobody can ever remove these assets from the past.”

– Man’s Search for Meaning

Reading this, I hopeΒ to see my impending leave from this place and life in a new light.

Yes, I will probably not experience life as a student again. I may not ever have as much time with and by myself. I might not have as muchΒ time to reflect and think and ponder in the rush of work and commitments and social obligations.

But, all those hours I have invested doing these in the past years – would have contributed to my being, to the person I am and will be.

And wherever I work, serve or practice – the insights and knowledge I have gained will make their presence felt. I can tap on them, their accumulated presence in my mind and life, to be the best I can be in every moment I have. They have not been wasted, because they have Been.

“Instead of possibilities in the future, they have realities in the past – the potentialities they have actualized, the meanings they have fulfilled, the values they have realized – and nothing and nobody can ever remove these assets from the past.”
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