All our past memories, your memories of every single thing, the memories you create in each second, and even the ancestral memories before your birth, all contribute to who you are now.
Some people are naturally afraid of water because they have painful memories associated with it in the past.
Some people are natural prodigies at playing the piano because of training accumulated through many past lifetimes.
Memories influence everything about us—our current preferences, emotions, likes and dislikes, and our behavior—all following the rules established by our past memories and experiences.
Unless we realize this, we will continue to live based on our past experiences.
Regarding memories, we can engage in clearing and letting go, reminding ourselves to break free from being trapped in them.
You are who you are now, in this present!
You are no longer who you were!