Do I live in the present moment? Live in the past? Future?
Hmm…..Good question, Lol.
I feel like your past experiences shape and mold you for your present and future, but the key is to not dwell in those past experiences. I try hard not to dwell; however, I am not perfect, and I do have the tendency to slip into that mindset on occasion. I bring up previous incidents and it allows me to bring those emotions into my present. Before I know it, I’m all over the place emotionally.
I am a work-in-progress, so dwelling on past emotions and situations is something that I am learning not to do so frequently; but rather, taking those moments as learning experiences for my present and learning how to apply the lessons learned to everyday life. By doing that, it helps me not make the same mistake twice, and helps me to remember that I am not forgetting what happened, but also on the pathway towards forgiveness of that situation as well (so I am essentially learning two lessons in one 🙂 ).
Overall, I would the answer to this question is this: I do my best to allow my past experiences to teach me how to live better in the present, and to also teach me how to mold my future.