While the past can sometimes drag you under, and it’s important to stay rooted in today, our yesterdays teach us about where we’ve been, who we are, and where we want to go. As author and filmmaker Julia Cameron puts it, in order to create original work, we have to be the origin from which it comes.
Today, instead of letting the past haunt you, make peace with the fact that it happened. It’s over, and can’t be changed. Its story, however, can be told: it can be written down, made into a poem, painted, sculpted, cooked, cleaned and ordered, any of a hundred other interpretations – and all from the same root material: our own lives.