Why is it that beautiful memories can make us melancholic or even sad? Looking at photos of past events takes us back to that time and makes us feel what we felt at the time. The feelings may have been beautiful, but in retrospect they can turn into the opposite although nothing has changed in the past. It is the present that makes all this appear in a different light.
Maybe we miss that time. Maybe we miss the people we were with or what those people were like back then. Maybe we realize that we think we should have enjoyed it more than we perhaps did, according to today’s perception. Maybe today, we see things we were blind to back then.
In the end, it was all good the way it was – another stepstone on our journey through life. We couldn’t do more than we did then due to our state of awareness. If we do think we should have been more grateful and less taking it all for granted, we can apply this insight right now.
Could recognizing melancholic feelings make us joyful and grateful at the same time? After all, those emotions tell us that we were granted to experience joy and love. And they show us what we could improve for an even more joyful memory when we look back on today later. To waste as little time as possible mourning the past that makes us miss the joy we could have today. Then, when we look back, we will feel that we did our best and lived to the fullest.
In Love and Light