You don't edit; you build anew from the ashes of the dead and gone, from the ashes of the unchangable past

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You don't edit; you build anew from the ashes of the dead and gone, from the ashes of the unchangable past

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First, decide to unconditionally and fully accept what you cannot change.

Then, realize you cannot really change anything. Time and change are both illusions.

You never really step in the same river twice, you never really interact with the same human twice, and you never really see the same human in the mirror twice. The only sense in which two humans or two rivers are really the same is the sense in which all of everything ever is timelessly one and transcends all duality in using the illusional duality of time vs space.

The past and external present cannot be changed at all. Insofar as you have any control over aspects of the future, the future still cannot be changed, but rather you get to help create it.

Once you make a choice or help create a moment, it's already in your past, and cannot be changed.

You never really change creation, you just make your creation how you want it to be from the get-go.

There's a great freedom in seeing it as death and rebirth rather than change. You don't edit; you build anew from the ashes of the dead and gone, from the ashes of the unchangable past

Every aspect of holistic eternal timeless reality as a whole is either to be lovingly accepted as something you control, and is thus exactly how you choose for it to be, or lovingly accepted as something that cannot be changed and is inexorably and eternally exactly the way it is, not just within the illusion of time but also in the realer truer eternal sense outside of time and space.

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Post by Mara Valentina »

The importance of letting go of the past and creating new possibilities. We cannot edit the past, but we can learn from it and use it as a foundation for building a better future. By embracing the power of creation, we can break free from the limitations of the past and shape our own destiny. As they say, experience is the best teacher.
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Post by Okoth Omondi »

Creating anew from the remnants of the past is a transformative process, a rebirth that acknowledges the value of what was while embracing the potential of what can be. It's a powerful perspective that allows growth and evolution to emerge from the inevitable changes and challenges of life.
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Post by Mindful Wordsmith »

Great post!
We should accept everything as it is, and we can make new things from the past, but not change the past.
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Post by Sushan »

I like the idea that we're always building something new from our past experiences, instead of just changing what's already there. It's like every moment is a chance for a fresh start.

I do believe, though, that understanding our past is important for shaping our future. While we can't change what's happened, we can learn from it and make better choices going forward. It's all about finding the right balance between learning from the past and focusing on the present to create our future.

Thank you very much for the insight.
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Post by Sarah-433 »

Absolutely, the ability to create anew from the remnants of the past is a testament to resilience and adaptability. Recognizing the value in past experiences, even those that may have been challenging, and using them as building blocks for the future is a powerful and positive approach.
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Post by Elizabeth Atieno 7 »

Building anew from the ashes of the dead involves harnessing lessons learned, embracing change, and sculpting a future untethered by the unchangeable past. It is a process of resilience, where the remnants serve as a foundation for innovation, pushing boundaries, and crafting a narrative of evolution.
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Post by Florence Daniel »

Wow, what a captivating topic. Accepting things the way they are helps us to labor less. We can build new ideologies from the past rather than fighting to edit or make changes.
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Post by Slayton Natasha Tillett »

Embracing the idea of acceptance, whether it's of things we cannot change or of the constant flux of existence, can indeed lead to a sense of liberation and freedom. Recognizing our role in shaping the future while understanding the limitations of altering the past or external present is a profound realization. This perspective offers a deeper understanding of our place within the fabric of existence.
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Post by Donald Cecil Hufstedler »

The idea of viewing the process as death and rebirth, rather than mere change, adds an intriguing layer to your perspective. It encourages us to let go of the notion of editing or altering and instead embrace the opportunity for transformation and new beginnings.

Overall, your musings invite us to explore a profound acceptance of reality and engage with the present moment. They encourage us to contemplate the nature of time, embrace the interconnectedness of all things, and take an active role in shaping our experience
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Post by Kenechukwu Okoye »

The one thing I can't stop doing is accepting the thing I can't change, most especially past mistakes. I rather let my past be the foundation of my beautiful future which I'm yet to roof. Trying to change the unchangeable is mis-chanelling of effors and it ends up in terrible regrets.
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Our past make the bulk of our stories. If there's anything to pick from behind us, it's lessons and encouragements that propel us to move farther from our mistakes into greater things.
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From the smoldering remnants of what once stood, arises a canvas untethered by the shackles of the unchangeable past. In this metamorphic journey, each particle of ash becomes a building block for a future unfettered by the constraints of history.
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