The Time Traveler’s Wife

Time Traveler’s wife is a new show you might find interesting. It has everything that makes a TV series work, pretty people, pretty scenery, unexpected plot twists drama and just for good measure, nudity. It’s a combination of speculation (what would it be like to time travel) and “Naked and Afraid”.

But that’s just off the top. In the middle of all this is a visual representation of how our minds work. How many times during the day are we distracted by something that’s happening around us that reminds us of the past? How many times does something happen that has us wondering about the future?

Time Travel to Past or Future

When I am working with someone, or just enjoying casual conversation, I can watch their energies shift as they go back to the past or out to the future.

Now that you are aware of this, how often do you go back to the past or out to an imagined future?

This sounds like it is a seemingly harmless pastime. You may want to call this a seemingly harmless quirk. But is it really?

Your Center of Power

When your thoughts take you to the past, or the future, you have left your center of power. The present is the only place where you can do what you need to do to manage your life and to improve it as well.

Value of Time Travel

Reviewing the past can be an excellent source of information in many ways. It can remind us of pleasant times, and many times we find joy in reliving those times. It can also be a reminder of how much we’ve learned. And of course, we can always see the mistakes we’ve made. Those mistakes can be an opportunity to encourage us to look for better ways of doing things in the future.

Visiting the future can be useful as well. We can work to help create the future we want through visualization. Unfortunately, many people create the future as though they are wearing glasses that amplify their negative experiences of the past or present. This almost ensures that they will continue to face the same obstacles again and again.

So remember:

  • the past is history
  • the future is a mystery
  • Today is a gift
  • That’s why it’s called the present