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While reflecting on the importance of living in the NOW you might like to consider a piece of insightful writing from Archbishop Desmond TutU of South Africa where he says: 'None of us have the power to say let bye gones be bye gones, and hey presto they become by gones. Our common experience is just the opposite, that the past far from disappearing or lying down and being quiet, is embarrassingly persistent and will return to haunt us unless it has been dealt with adequately'. Unless we are prepared to look the beast in the eye we will find it returns to hold us hostage. No matter how much spiritual discipline we apply to living in the present there is no escaping the story that is really our own reality. It will always come back to haunt us until we claim it as ours.

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