GIVE:Connect By The Spirit — Connecting Your Past With Your Present

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

Connecting Your Past With Your Present

© 2011 Grace Ste. Croix

April 13, 2011

History repeats itself.

How true this quote is. Possibly created to remind those of the lessons of war, this reminder may also be understood on a self spiritual quest level. When searching for who we are, it is often that one or many of our ancestors had interests, thoughts and feelings similar to ours. By connecting with your past, we can almost always learn more about ourselves.

Living in a society where the future is everything and looking back  into the past  is trivial, we have forgotten that history is a powerful entity. Without a respect for our past, history has a way of sneaking into the present and disposing its unaltered irony into our current situations and leaves us with a very strong lesson: never forget.

With globalization and an epoch of information, connecting to ones ancestors and past has never been so easy! With as little as your last name, you can connect to your roots. With help of the library, local universities, or archives from your country of origin, a wealth of information is at your fingertips. Each of our ancestors has a birth and death certificate. This is the staple for connecting with your past.

Other ways to connect with who you are and where you come from is to learn about your countries of origin. Learn your native tongue. Explore the art, music, traditions, history and sociological aspects of your community. Perhaps you will connect yourself by learning about your family members before you.

In the great plight of self exploration, no quest is complete without knowledge of ones past. Wisdom is knowing yourself, and understanding your roots is key to leading an ultimate life. So connect by inheriting your past, it will lead you to a stronger more fruitful future.

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