Sunday, 30 October 2011

The statute of limitations has expired on most of our childhood trauma.

“No matter your past, change is the essence of life. In order to move forward in life we need to learn to live in the present.” – Dr. Gordon Livingston
This is based on the fact that our childhood experiences mould us to who we are today. Letting go of some experiences (bad) are difficult. We connect many memories to the things we do in our daily lives because we are shaped by our childhood and thus repeat what we have learned as a child, or avoid what we have experienced. Certain things have certain meanings to different people because of past experiences; they connect the meaning and feeling to that particular situation. I think this can happen consciously and subconsciously.
We must change our mindset in order to let go of negative past experiences. Even change in behaviour and attitude as well as choices can better our feelings and perceptions towards certain things, as this will help to get over things that bother you…but we must create the willingness and power to do so, because it comes from within.
When walking in the road and you fall into a hole, sometimes you struggle to get out. Next time you walk down that road and you see that same hole, cross the road and go walk on the other side.

1 comment:

  1. I really want to get Dr Livingston's book, it sounds really amazing.