So last night hubs and I went on date night and caught “Total Recall.”
(If you’re looking for a review, this isn’t it. Although I will say it’s more of a renter than a $9 movie. Mark claims the first one is way better.)
But a couple of the lines in the movie struck me.
Colin Farrell’s character wants to remember the past, remember who he was.
But the resistance leader, Matthias, tells him, “the past is just a construct of the mind. The heart wants to live in the present.”
Obviously, the past is not just a “construct” for those of us that don’t live in a futuristic, mind altering world.
But how often do we get trapped in our past, letting it define us?
Our past influences us, yes. It changes us.
But it does not define us. It does not define our future.
Unless we let it.
Are you letting your past define your future?