We know and understand our background and roots, but we’re embarrassed, we choose to deny all knowledge, or that it was our existence.
If more of us were more accepting of our roots, we’d be living better lives, communicating better and feeling better about family and about ourselves. Whilst we don’t see our roots in a positive light, how we see our early days will continue to be the driving force behind our behaviour.
Any bitterness we carry from our childhood is entwined in our psyche. It is our lack of ability to accept our experiences that continue to interfere with our decisions and our behaviour. I was always grateful for the roof over my head, regardless of my experiences.
The bitterness we carry forward and the fact that we deny our roots, those humble beginnings, will eventually interfere with our emotional and physical health.