- Joeban Machiel Bergs
So, suppose you had no past. What's it like? What choices do you have? Where are your reference points? What are you like, having no past?
Here we're not talking about having a past but not remembering it or not being able to recall it. Neither are we talking about having a past but putting it aside or ignoring it. All people have a past. You have a past.
When you live in your past (or when you live from your past) you perpetuate the life you've already always lived. Nothing new shows up. If you tell the truth about it, that's not deeply satisfying and you're not nurtured by it. You're stuck and powerless, like a rat in a race.
But suppose, just suppose you ... had ... no ... past ... How would you be?
...Would you take company as it comes, and equally enjoy yourself by yourself? How would you express yourself? Fully, without holding back or avoiding being embarrassed? Would you let love nurture you rather than require it prove itself to you?...
For the sake of argument, create the experience of having no past. Stand in the experience of having no past. What's like? Having no past, What choices do you have? Where are your reference points? What are you like, having no past?