The connection to our memories are stories that we tell ourselves on repeat and serve us in either a productive manner or a sabotaging manner. Substantially our stories either move us forward or keeping us from moving forward.
However, sometimes, we find significance and meaning in painful memories. For instance, my childhood encompassed tremendous trauma. One day I realized, when I told people the story of my childhood, I was receiving validation, security, justification, significance, and power from peoples reactions. I knew exactly how they would react when I would tell them the impossible victories I had overcome. I soon became aware of the story of my past – the pains I endured, were the ones that were keeping me in bondage and preventing me from being my best. I chose to find significance and security elsewhere. Ask yourself, are you finding significance in painful memories?
Problems will hold you back. Solutions will launch you forward.
Yes, we all have memories that are wonderful to reminisce in, and those memories we should keep. However, the memories that keep us in bondage – that keep us from freedom and living in our spirits – those are the memories we must crucify. All the memories that bring false security, protection, and even comfort are the exact thoughts we must relinquish from our minds. By letting go of such events, we move forward into our fullest potential!