"We are subjected to many illusions
in our daily life. The greatest one is
the one that keeps us trapped in giving
our energy to what always has been."
-- Wayne Dyer
[Classic post from 8-12-14]
Back with Dr. Wayne Dyer and his book, There's A Spiritual Solution For Every Problem, I found a fascinating analogy that really helps me see the past in a different light, so I thought I would share it.
From the quote above, he goes on to say about what he calls The Greatest Illusion, "This illusion is characterized by the belief that "The past is the reason why I am continuing to believe in these ways." In some of my earlier writing, I have referred to the wake of a fast-moving boat. The wake is the trail that is left behind and nothing more, just a trail that is in back of the boat. You don't need to be a nuclear physicist to understand that the wake does not drive the boat. Nor does the wake of your life. It is simply the trail that is left behind."
How many times have we all let our past dictate our future by giving it far more attention that it deserves?
Wayne goes on to say, "The wake cannot drive the boat. The wake of your life does not drive you today. But the present moment energy that you put into the events and actions of your past, explaining or excusing your continuing problems does affect your life today. That is the source of those problems, and absolutely nothing more. Just like it is the present moment energy being generated by the engine that makes the boat go forward. The trail that you've left behind cannot drive your life today unless you convince yourself that this is the case, and that is why I call it the greatest illusion."
I thought that was such a powerful way to look at our past and the present and the problems that we think we have today. Excellent.
It's Just The Wake. . . It Has No Power Of Its Own.
Spread Some Joy Today--Enjoy yourself today. Just for the fun of it.