Are you carrying and reliving painful memories from your past? Do you struggle to look normal when you feel that everything inside is chaotic?
Many identify with these experiences because they share the common ongoing effects of a troubled past. We can benefit from looking more closely at the patterns of the past.
You may be asking, “What good will it do? “If we can’t go back and change it, why bother to even think about it?” “Why get stuck in the past?” “Isn’t it better to forget it and move on?”
These questions can often serve as deflective clichés for denying the ongoing effects of a painful past. Yes, the only thing you can change about your past is how it affects you in your future.
But a better understanding of our history will help us improve the way it affects our future.