Why would anyone want to be free from the past? Isn’t it our point of reference to know what to choose to do in the present and future?
How else will we know what to choose if we don’t use the past as a guide?
Do you find that your history keeps repeating itself over and over and over? Is your life like a broken record that won’t break the cycle?
How does one not become tied to their past? Simple. Whenever a choice is made, so too is an awareness. If you make the choice to enter into a relationship that is abusive, for example, you can get the awareness of what this choice brings. The awareness may be that you chose a controlling person to live with. From this awareness you can grow by asking questions about the reasons for choosing such a relationship and what choice would you like to have now? It doesn’t mean that every relationship will be this way, although they could if you continue to tie yourself to limiting thoughts and conclusions that all relationships end up this way.
When you stop judging your choices as right or wrong you can then begin to open up to the awareness and create from there a new possibility.