Your past is just a story. Your past is not real. Your past exists merely as a thought in your mind. Your past is something you continue to keep alive in your mind. Your power rests in letting go of your past, letting go of your personal history. Once you let go of your past you allow yourself to move into the present. It is in the present moment that your true power exists, your power to change or transform your life. Continuing to be or exist in your past limits if not eliminates your power to change your life. The only thing that is absolutely real is the present moment, the Now. The practice of meditation can be very effective at helping you to be in the present.
Dr. Harry Henshaw