We can’t turn back the clocks. Historical events have an impact on our current circumstances. Maintaining focus on the present moment as much as possible can determine the shape of our futures.
History is useful as a guide for making sensible choices in the here and now. Getting in touch with what we really want and need is also useful in this regard.
There are bound to be pros and cons to the situations we find ourselves in. Quiet reflection enables us to give thoughts and feelings some time to come to the surface.
In some educational settings, the teachers were instructed to frequently use a mantra when they addressed their young charges about “making good choices”.
It might seem like a simple catch phrase, but “making good choices” lies at the heart of human survival and the potential we all have for thriving as a species.