Why do we keep re-running old traumas and emotional wounds?
What might our purpose be in clinging to these personal historical events and feelings?
Some seem to believe that by maintaining and embracing these old injuries we actually protect ourselves from reoccurrences.
In actuality, it seems that clinging onto the past in this way might make us even more susceptible to similar conduct in the present…
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun
READY TO LET IT GO?
Make a list of the old personal 'injuries' and traumas that you are holding onto.
This should be pretty easy - if you are holding on, these incidents from the past will pop into your thoughts as you scan your personal history.
Now see if you can determine what the key ingredients are and if there are similarities between the events.
Okay, now the interesting part.
Ask yourself what you get by holding on to these grievances?
We are not talking about scolding yourself!
We are actually looking for the perceived value that might be causing you to maintain this memory in an active form that is easily tapped into in the present!
Sometimes by realizing that this is not really useful we automatically remove some of the 'charge' that this memory has held for us…
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