This really spoke to me. It’s too powerful not to share with you.
‘The ego bases its perception of reality on what has happened in the past, carries those perceptions into the present and thus creates a future like the past.’ If we felt that we were lacking in our past, our thoughts about the future are based on those perceptions. We then enter the present in an effort to compensate for the past. Since that perception is our core belief, we recreate its conditions in the future. ‘Past, present, and future are not continuous, unless you force continuity upon them.’ In the present, we have the opportunity to break the continuity of the past and future by asking [God] to intervene. We [ask to] relinquish any thoughts of judgment, of anyone or anything, that hold us to the past. We [ask to] relinquish any thoughts of attachment that keep us grasping at the future. ‘To be born again is to let the past go, and look without condemnation upon the present.’
Excerpt from A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, p74