Remember the past, it’s gone.
I like to play with words and this is what I am doing here. At the time, I was finding it too easy to remember things from my past which were not good experiences. I needed a phrase to remind myself that the most important thing about painful past experiences are that they are gone – if I/we let them be that way.
I was trying to not remember my past, but as we all know trying to not do something is usually a sure way to end up doing it (better to focus on doing something positive instead). This phrase helped me to associate remembering the past with remembering that it is gone.