Save & Shut Those Files
We need to click the mouse on the filename if we wish to open it. Otherwise, the file is safely tucked away, part of the many seldom-opened files in the mental computer. However, something in each one of them remains to be finished. It may be an apology that was due. Or an unwillingness on our part to accept a loss. Maybe a part of the mind continues to deny the reality of that particular event. The merest twinge of regret about a past event -- ‘Why didn’t I qualify for that post?’ -- is enough to bring it periodically into our focus. That niggling file is always open in the mental computer screen. All it takes is a lull in the external hub of life for the file to flash painfully across our relentless monitors.
As sole operators of the ‘files’ that trouble us, we have it in our power to ‘complete’ those files and also save them in that folder tucked away in the recesses of the mind. But first, we will have to let go of some of the pride, hurt, guilt, resentment or whatever is coming in the way of our ‘completing’ that file. We will have to embrace the loss, be it of a person, possession or our own self-image. Far more important than any external manifestation of our closing that file is our own inner total acceptance of all that it throws up within us. So each time you are haunted by an unpleasant memory recognise that it’s unfinished business that you still have. Make use of the present to close the past.