some advice from Alan Watts
Alan Watts: The course of Time is very much like the course of a Ship

Here's the ship, it leaves a wake, the wake fades out and that tells us where the ship has been.
In just the same way that our past tells us what we have done.
But as we go back into the past, and we go back and back, to prehistory
and we use all kinds of instruments & scientific methods for detecting what happened.
We eventually reach a point where all record of the past fades away
in just the same way as the wake of a ship.

The important thing to remember in this illustration is that the wake doesn't drive the ship.
Anymore than the tale waggs the dog!

"I have realized that the past and future are real illusions,
that they exist in the present,
which is what there is and all there is."
Alan Watts

Streaming Vids:
Alan Watts: Time 1 2 3 (4 is offline at the mo) *
Alan Watts: Man in Nature 1 2
Alan Watts: The Art of Meditation
Alan Watts: Explains Your Existance Under the Microscope
Alan Watts: Spiritual High
Alan Watts: Tribute
Alan Watts GV (check out Time & the more it changes)