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What Could Be?

Hey Party People,

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been hit with the message of living in the past. More specifically trying to re-create the memories or moments we enjoyed. It's pretty easy to fall into this pattern of trying to recreate something that was beautiful, super awesome, or brought you a massive wave of joy. The issue of trying to recreate a pleasant experience of our past is that we rob ourselves of the potential of a NEW experience. We limit our capacity to experience MORE or something different that is equally as pleasurable.

Think about it. How often do you gravitate to your past and wish for what was? Maybe you wish for the body you had before you had kids, or for the money you made before the pandemic, the lovey-dovey feels of a new relationship, or a repeat of that anniversary, that vacation, that birthday party. Any experience that you loved from the past you naturally will desire again. That’s cool but when we live in a space where we crave what was we don’t allow ourselves to bring in what could be.

I think part of the problem is that we have an extremely low tolerance for ambiguity or in other words we don’t like what we don’t know. Until we have experienced it we don’t hold the belief that it is possible or potentially true. So w