“You cannot pick a flower but a star trembles.”
Newton’s third law of motion states, that for every action performed, there is an ‘equal and opposite reaction’.
Every decision we make in our lives has a direct impact on any future we may carve out for ourselves, regardless of how large or seemingly insignificant it may have appeared to be at the time.
It could have been a physical and harmful action, or a throwaway comment you may have made and quickly forgotten, but inevitably, at some time, usually when you least expect it, it will come back and bite you.
Some decisions you have chosen to make in life, can have future, possibly devastating consequences for you and any family you may have.
That is indelible, you cannot escape it nor erase it, it’s etched upon the very fabric of your being and will accompany you for the rest of your life.
Breaking the law for example, is something that you will have to admit to on employment application forms and admission to educational establishments.
Your record can be made to ‘go away’ of course, but someone, somewhere, knows what you did, there will be a record somewhere, however well you think it may be hidden.
No matter how hard you try, your past will continually walk a few short steps behind you, always waiting for an opportunity to remind you.
Certain experiences in the present can easily trigger an unconscious response that will bring your past hurtling into the here and now, forcing you to finally confront those actions of the past.
Things can also mould you as a child, making you into the adult you have become, but at the same time, some choices you have made, regardless of where you try to lay the blame, can and will haunt you for the rest of your days.
Everybody has at least, one secret…. Everybody.