I’m always stumped that people place so much effort on blocking out the bad stuff that has happened to them in the past. We’re always told to not dwell on things and not think about them too much. And to not let them get to us, and on a general basis people reminiscing tend to only ever reminisce about the good times. Or at least their perception of the good times.
But today I’m here to tell you to take that idea and cram it somewhere. Human’s define their entire reality by the experiences they have, both positive and negative, and whether you want to admit it or not, every body has done something or had something happen to them that has changed them subtly perhaps, or more overtly in others.
But these changes are part of who we are, and we shouldn’t shut out the experiences that caused these changes in us. Why do we turn our back on our problems? Man kind has always been conquerors. We should get to grips with the very things that make us who we are, no matter if they are negative or positive.
Just take a moment to sit back and think about the experiences you have had in your life and what they have meant to you. Stop trying to shut out negative memories and instead perhaps come to terms with them. Make them part of who you are and accept them.
Maybe, you’ll be a better person for it, and just maybe you’ll learn something new about yourself. After all what have you really got to lose.
Just some food for thought.
Dave, The Zen Master of Introspection.