As a follow-on from previous blogs about our emotions, we know that current behaviour emulates what we have learned from our past, which is why it is even more difficult to make changes in our present.
Opening our minds to all possibilities will help us understand and work through our abilities to understand, we will then find it easier to make the changes we need to make. We must continue to take note of what we think and feel. How our past experiences have shaped us. Understanding those experiences will help us realise how much clutter we accumulate over the years.
Removing mental clutter, helps us clear out all the old thoughts. There are memories in our past that we want to hold on to, but there are also memories that continue to haunt us, that bring about fear, resentment and hurt. Those are the memories we need to deal with and move on from.
It is our attitude and not our experiences that damage us. It’s not what happens to us, but how we choose to be affected by it. As Confucius once said, “To be wronged or robbed is nothing, unless we choose to remember it.”
To give an example, if we know certain foods make us poorly, it’s worth taking those foods out so that we become well again, In the same way we must look at and deal with the thoughts that hurt us.
Our health starts at the point we choose not to carry the hurt anymore.