Looking at his past on the Long Path, a man who is honest with himself may experience feelings of dismay; but he ought to remember that all those events, thoughts, and actions were steps in his instruction and therefore productive. When examining and analysing it he should bear this in mind and therefore take it more calmly. At the same time the instruction must be taken to heart and used as a base contributing towards the future. The lessons are not to be ignored but they need not weigh him down.
-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 119