I admit it – some things are hard to forget, especially emotionally impacting experiences – whether those moments bring joy or sadness. Yet, some things are not worth retaining in our memory banks.
While I do talk/write about my experience of childhood abuse, and the process of overcoming its impact – I rarely find it useful to talk about the details. Although the memory of the aforementioned is not completely deleted…it’s not worth remembering (re-producing). It no longer has power over my perspective of living and being.
How do we know when something or someone has loss its ability to control our lives? Great question! When we’re no longer defined by it; additionally, we’re not defining anyone else by it either!
Feelings of unworthiness, guilt, negative self-talk, resentment or other are clear examples that we are yet being overruled by some memory/experience that has little to do the well-being of our present state of being.
It is indeed worth remembering when we can work it out – find forgiveness, gain insight, courage & strength…encouraging our personal philosophy for mind, body, spirit transformation.
It may not be easy letting go of unpleasant memories, but it is a worthy venture!
Are you holding on to anything that’s not worth your time or energy?
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Wishing you balance and well-being. ~Storm
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