Dealing With Bad Experiences
December 18, 2018
Do you ever get stuck on memories from the past? Bad memories? Unpleasant memories?
Focusing on good is good for the soul. Dwelling on bad is bad for everything.
The other day my wife asked, “How can you completely disconnect from bad experiences? It’s as if you don’t see them.”
Trust me. I do.
A long time ago I made the distinction nobody can control the past. I changed how I think:
1) If you dwell on the past, you bring those experiences into your current life. They become real – again. You also neutralize positive energy. You will be stuck.
2) Lessons from the past are valuable. Even bad experiences yield wisdom when not attached to the negative energy and emotions.
3) Some bad experiences are pesky. You will have difficulty shaking them from your mind. The solution is defining actions that will put them to rest – and do it.
You become what you think. Dwelling on past negative experiences will create more of them in the future. Find the brights spots and let them shine.