In what manner may one change the past?… How is it possible to avoid committing the same errors again, re-establishing connections with people who constitute an obstacle to what one is trying to attain spiritually, being continually trapped in the same activities incompatible with a spiritual quest, and so on…?”
By way of direct intuitive insights, Salim had come to comprehend that the past had not vanished into total nothingness, as one is used to imagining, it waits, in dimensions not ordinarily comprehensible, for suitable conditions to present themselves, allowing it to become manifest once more.
He realized that the manner in which a human being has comported himself, as well as all that he has thought, said, and done in the past, wait inexorably to live again in him and to pursue their manifestation in the present. And, as the past and the future converge every fraction of a second in the present, the seriousness with which an aspirant accomplishes his spiritual practices and the efforts that he makes to liberate himself from his undesirable inclinations and from the tendency of his mind to be always turned towards the exterior are, not only changing his destiny and preparing for him a different future, but also, and in the most mysterious and ordinarily incomprehensible manner, are changing the past, so that it can never again repeat itself in the same way.
The Price of a Remarkable Destiny