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 the present.
Having an open mind and looking at the bigger picture on some of our experiences will help us to understand those experiences better. It’s also important to take note of how the past shapes us, what we think and feel about what we have had to deal with.
Understanding our experiences, a little more, will also help us realise just how much clutter we’ve accumulated over the years. But removing mental clutter helps us clear out the old thoughts. There will be memories that we will want to hold on to, but there will also be the memories that continue to hurt us and cause resentment.
Those are the memories we need to deal with and move on from. It’s our attitude that damages 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.” In the same way, our health starts at the point we choose not to carry the hurt any more.