Historical Patterns

What if human history is merely a pattern of consciousness that repeats itself? What if we repeat endless variations of insanity unless we consciously look at the past? What if the obsession with the new, the modern, with a never-ending series of new information is simply a way of avoiding ourselves? If we simply dismiss history, we dismiss consciousness of the banality past mistakes instead of learning from them - unless - unless we choose to be mindful of what went before in the interest of being mindful of what we are creating now.