What does it mean to bury? When any living thing dies, the best decision to be taken is to bury it. Why?
- It was made from the earth, from soil, and definitely, it has to return to where it was formed, it was the Spirit that is the real man,
- To get it out of sight to tackle the psychological effect that, others will also die one day,
- To prevent the stench that is very dangerous to our health.
If someone that we dearly love dies, do we cry forever? God forbids bad happening to us, we have to mourn, and then forget it. The same measure has to be taken concerning our pasts, the past happenings. “Bygone is gone”, we cannot allow the rope of the past to tie us down. The past is a dead issue, if we brood over it at all, it should be for a short time, we learn from it, and we allow it to go.
Whether success or failure, we have to let our past go in order to have new things done, in order to have new success recorded. Past achievement keeps one handicapped, it puts end to better achievements, if we dwell on it. If we dwell on what had happened in the past, it is always dangerous.
There was a young man that was left by his fiancée, and he couldn’t let it go. He gave it a thought every now and then, he was so dejected that he later got sick and he died in the hospital. That was what the past and its happenings specialize on, if not well-handled, it puts a halt to better achievements and every progressive movement.
There was a man called Abraham, his wife died at a good old age, yet he couldn’t let go, he cried and cried that he nearly killed himself. Then, he was told to stop brooding and crying over a dead matter, he was commanded to bury Sarah’s body, not Sarah, she has ascended to heaven, the Spirit is the real man. If he possessed a good mentality, he is supposed to know he was dwelling in a wrong abode, and he was taking a wrong approach. What he was sitting down with and brooding on is just a soil, not his wife.
He is supposed to be thinking of the right step to take at the present, and have it in mind that in the future, they would meet in Heaven. The best treat to give to the past is to bury it, learn from it, forget it, and take the right steps in the present moment that will lead to a greater future. That is the best way to treat the past: to apply the lessons from it to today in order to make the future better.
© 2017 Peter F. Adewumi
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