Why you shouldn’t erase your past

You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened.Β  Someone gave you a big magical eraser and now you are excited that you will pick that hateful moment in your life and get rid of it once and forever. You don’t need to deal with the pain ever again neither with the avoidance nor with the guilt. That “someone” also told you that your life will change after this but you his words are like whispers in your ears. You wished all these years for this moment and now nothing can stop you. Go ahead and do it. 1…2…3…

With a huge smile and such a relief, you give the magic eraser back to that “someone”, you definitely thank them from the bottom of your heart and you are so excited cos your new life is ahead. You call your best friend to tell her how magic still exists, how you changed your past and how she can do it too if she wishes too hard. With a huge surprise you realize that she doesn’t recognize you on the phone. “Are you crazy? It’s me!”, you almost scream jumping off your chair. She hangs up and you are so frustrated. Maybe she just woke up and she didn’t recognize your voice. Now you go to hug your cat, you need some sort of comfort.

The jumps on you as she scratches your arm. “Ouch! What’s wrong with you!”, you scream at the cat as she scratches the door to get out of the apartment. Maybe she needs some air you think, you open the door, she leaves but she doesn’t come back. You start freaking out, something is so wrong and you feel it! You just decide to go out and take your car for a quick ride. Your car is not there! Immediately you call the police, they come outside your house and they start laughing at you. “Miss, you don’t own a car….”, they leave shaking their heads. What the heck happened? Maybe that “someone” remembers to tell you?

You beg in tear so as him to show up again. It doesn’t take much time as he does. Your voice almost broken cos of crying, you ask him what happened! “Well my dear”, he replies to you as he clears his throat, “you never heard what I told you before you erase that annoying past event. You grab him by the jacket and you demand more answers. “You erased that memory about this painful funeral. You met your best friend there for the first time. A couple years later you bought the cat together when you felt lonely. You asked her advice for the new car you wanted to buy. You changed the past with this simple move. It’s action and reaction, it’s the fundamental law of the universe. Live with the consequences now.”

He left you there hanging with your jaw dropping. You wanted to fix the past and you erased your future. “You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened.” Do you feel like doing it again now? It’s up to you now!



23 thoughts on “Why you shouldn’t erase your past

  1. That’s why the one thing that I would erase would be the moment I saw something happen. I didn’t go to counselling for it or anything. I could have chosen when I saw a car mount a pavement run into a streetlight, but I ran over and helped there. If I erased that, would they have died? Maybe just by my speaking to them and telling them help was on the way, opening the door so they could get air, asking their names made a difference to them. I know it made a difference to me. I was in therapy for weeks as it made me have panic attacks when cars came too close.

    So the one I chose was the one that my mind blocked for years.

    • I definitely understand what you are saying. Yet again think how this experience changed your life. Think why life gave you this lesson. What you went through was so horrible yet again see the sequence of the events after this one. Does it make sense now? πŸ™‚

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  4. You are very insightful Ruby. I wish you’d do something from my blog challenge; you have the right kind of approach for it! But no pressure; I can only wish! πŸ™‚ Your posts are always interesting and make people think. It’s true there’s a lot of bad stuff in my past (I think that’s true for most people, or if not “bad”, then not really happy). I used to feel very angry about it, but now I look back and think that it made me who I am, and for that I am actually grateful. If it hadn’t happened, I know I’d be weak. And I know my husband would never have loved me because I’d be a different kind of person. So, despite all the negative stuff, it shaped me and improved me. I guess we make a choice to let the bad stuff destroy us, or learn from it and grow stronger, like you say. Very nice post! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, I’m really honored by your words! It’s true that our experiences make us of what we are right now. Life is about balance which means positive and negative experiences. Positive experiences are the fuel of an a car engine and negative are the slope of a mountain. The journey takes some time but it worth in the end, right? πŸ™‚

      • Yes, you are right. πŸ™‚ Life is all about the ups and downs, like a boat on the ocean. We can’t stop the waves; and I don’t think we should try. It wouldn’t be the ocean anymore! We just have to learn to be good sailors. πŸ™‚ You have a lovely blog, Ruby. xx

  5. Nicely conveyed message! I couldn’t agree more, even with the past I have I am grateful for every moment of it good and bad in the end its all good! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful sentiment and your heart! πŸ™‚


    • Joe, thank you so much for your uplifting words. My life had more bad experiences than good ones. In the past I used to despise them but now I’m thankful for them. If it was not for them, I wouldn’t write this post today to inspire others! πŸ™‚

  6. Hmmm…My immediate reaction is to say yes on certain things. But – I’d rather be where I am at now in life that have a life unknown to what I know now. (If that makes any sense.)

  7. There are always things you like to erase from your past, usually the unpleasant things, but exactly those made you stronger, made you think and they taught you lessons. Looking back, I wouldn’t want to erase things, but I leave them in the past and live now. The past has shaped me as I am now and made me the way I think and see life now. I am happy that way. I have learnt good lessons.

    • I have come to the understanding that each one of us has decided on a soul contract which lessons we will take in this life. It’s like when you go to college and you pick the lessons you want. So when we understand this, we will stop blaming others for our lives. Yes you are right my friend, life has made you such an awesome person who inspires all the people around you! πŸ™‚

  8. Nice words, I completely agree with you. Right now everyone’s pushing me to erease a certain part of my past, to completely forget about something bad that happened, but it’s just not okay. I think people have to give it a place in their hearts. πŸ™‚ Even if it’s something bad, experiences can help you, make you stronger or even chance your life! πŸ˜€

    • Well said Laurien! Friends and family are those who usually push us to make decisions like that by making our problem their problem. Advice is fine but pushing like that, it crosses the line of being respected. Thank you so much for stopping by, have a beautiful day! πŸ™‚

  9. Nice take on it … BTW – I think that photo of Adam is the best one I’ve ever seen … smiles all around πŸ™‚ Anyhoo, stopping by to see what other wrote form the β€œErasure” prompt – yes – I am a day late … would love it if you had time to stop by my place – cheers!

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