When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.—
Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
It only has nothing new to say when we haven’t changed our perspective. Looking through the same lens gives us the same view. So this tack of ‘letting it go to voicemail’ is great if all you’re doing is wallowing and running useless tape loops. But if you’re doing ‘historical analysis’ of a sort and trying to figure out whether you have established patterns you’d like to change, looking at the past is imperative. The crux of this is to identify whether looking to the past is serving you or not. Work to become more consciously aware of why you’re doing what you’re doing.