Why do we update every piece of technology we have, yet why do we live our lives with a mind running on old data?
As children growing up, we develop our personalities, forge our characters, copy sets of behaviours – heavily influenced by our parents or caregivers and any other people who are part of our surroundings.
Every event can have a positive or a negative impact on us. Without us being aware, negative past events can affect us later on in our lives in the form of a condition we might develop or behaviours that we can’t help repeating. Needless to say this all happens at an unconscious level.
Everything we experience, even the most insignificant of incidents are stored in our mind memory bank. When an event or situation that we experience today sharing similarities with an event from our past, an emotional memory image appears and often our reaction won’t be in tune with the present event. It will be an emotional replicate from our past but in a new situation. It’s like pressing the repeat button again and again.
It makes sense to say that our past has made us who we are and rejecting it would be like rejecting ourselves. Therefore, accepting our past even when charged with very heavy traumatic events, and looking at the benefits it has brought in our life by shaping it the way it is today, could give us more than not. BUT accepting our past doesn’t mean that it has to be in our way, right in front of us, clouding our present life.
That’s where a mind update could be useful if too much is in your way so that you cannot see clearly what to do next.
Sometimes, a spring clean is all that is needed And with this I can help if you allow me to :)