The past is not the guide to the future. The past is simply a memory in our head that the mind retrieves to try to plot out the future.
The past and the future only exist in our minds.
Now is the guide to everything, as we can only do in the present moment. So what we do now is determined by now, unless you allow the mind to dictate.
Allow action to flow from our very essence and being, free from mental distraction and noise. Our creativity is only limited by our mind and the past.
Our very best at anything comes when we are in a state of consciousness, free from the distraction of thought, free from external distractions that only provoke yet more thought. Free-spirited and at one with all that is.
When we allow the universe to flow through us, from deep within our soul and essence, then we can achieve whatever we want. When we are connected to the energy, wisdom and oneness of all, then the flow will come.
When we resist, when we use the mind to engineer, when we become disconnected and distracted, then we are unable to be our true selves and unable to allow our creativity and true artistry to bloom.
Deep focus, deep work and deep life all come presence, awareness and being totally alive.