It is evidently no use living in the past as many meditation lovers would tell you, it is actually quite a feat to let the past go. Not everyone’s past is as good as they would love to admit it, so while bringing it up in a casual conversation is somewhat surprising as well as refreshing, then what you might need is to know where to put an end to it while keeping the treasure trove open for any occasion should you need it badly.
A Memory Still That Lasts
Ask yourself if there are any memories that you could easily freeze if needed so that it will not go away as those memories are sometimes buried deep in your psyche where you are denied access. How can you then reawaken those dead parts of yourself? The awakening process does not start with poking randomly in the dark like a blind madman who is panting for breath with all his might which does not make the madness go away at all.
You want that still to serve you as an anchor to a better memory, pinned to the memory wall as a paperwall that provides the soothing feeling whenever you want to float away into the mist and remain there for a while to recharge your batteries and nourish your senses with the experience, texture and quality a hungry brain might want to be fed with. And no more darkness in your mind’s eye as the still takes over everything and more. You could lose yourself in the image for a while only to reemerge stronger, with negative feelings washed away.
Catch That Fleeting Memory
In fact as you go back in the past, some memories long repressed and buried down could re-emerge triumphantly without a warning. A showdown is imminent but for the weak at heart it could simply bring more pain and desolation. In short not all fleeting memories are worthy of your attention, there is no point ruminating on some of the points in life unless they serve as a high or low point in life that you might want to unearth to inspect more closely in order to draw some final conclusions that might be beneficial to avoid future mistakes like that.
A whole patchwork of shards of dreams whose pointed tips could draw enough blood to make the angels weep should come with the anti bleeding prevention warning, but perhaps they are there on purpose for you to finally realize how much you are missing on if you are not following even those shattered dreams that you have left. Or build from scratch on the ruins of the previous glory. Climb again and try again if you can.