"Suppose you had no past.
That would be an interesting place to be in.".
Here, we're not talking about having a past, but not remembering it
or not being able to recall it. Neither are we talking about having
a past, but putting it aside or ignoring it. We all have a past. I
have a past. You have a past. When I live in my past (or, spoken
when I live from my past) I perpetuate the life I've
lived. Nothing new can
When I tell the truth about it, that's not deeply satisfying, and
I'm not nurtured by it. I'm stuck, powerless, a cog in a cog, a
hamster in a wheel, a rat in a race. And we're alike, so some of
that's likely to be that way for you too.
But suppose (as Werner proposes) just suppose you ...
had ... no ... past ...
For the sake of argument, create the experience of having no past.
Stand in the experience of having no past. What's it like? Having no
past, what choices do you have? Having no past, where are your focal
Who are you
... having no past? More pertinently, are you? ...
(having no past).