Reader comment on Mark Nepo's passage ...
On Feb 17, 2018 david doane wrote:|
We each have many 'chambers' filled with experiences from over the years. Sometimes I live in the freshest chamber and learn from the experience of past chambers, which helps me stay afloat. Sometimes I hold onto the unhappy experiences of old chambers in a way that sinks me, such as when I become negative and self-torturing. In any case, all the chambers are me -- what I've done and experienced stays part of me -- there is no delete button. Time alone doesn't put anything in perspective -- my perspective changes with what I do and what happens in time regarding past experiences. I can grow from past experience and use what I've gained as I live in the freshest chamber,and that may make the past feel lighter and help me live and love wiser and fuller. Nothing helps me to love again for the first time -- I can love again and love better, but there is only one first time.