Irene M. Rodríguez LMHC
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PAST TRAUMAS DUST YOUR PRESENT
Recently reading about traumas, I found an interesting and practical example that explains in simple terms how past traumas affect the lives of people in the present. The author refers to past traumas as the dust that accumulates on a light bulb overshadowing his light.
How do we apply this to your life? Imagine that through the years your painful experiences, considering in this article as traumas, have been on your mind affecting you in your present experience. As long as this dust is there, it will be impossible for you to see things clearly and your natural light will not be available to shine your present and your life.
It seems interesting because people come to seek help because they see their lives as fragile. When they seek help is because their past traumas have dusted their lives without having control of it, overpowering their present. When this happened tragically or sadly, it decentralized from the person bringing troubled lives and unhealthy emotional states.
When you can activate your consciousness about what happens, then you begin to be mentally open for change in you, enabling you to light your life without allowing the dust to opaque your present. When your mind is in the present moment, something happens because the experience of the moment does not dust painful experiences or past traumas located in your mind. This allows new sensations freed from fear, anger, sadness, hate, or toxic feelings associated with past traumas that have nothing to do with your present. The wounds of past traumas without realizing it, in most cases, lead you to ideas and pessimistic interpretations about yourself and the outside world. Also, steal your present affecting your relationships with others and with yourself. It is a wall that does not allow you to be in healthy physical and emotional states. This results in superficial lifestyle dominated by involuntary information that often brings pain and suffering.
Your lifestyle will reflect your thoughts and beliefs. When your lifestyle changes, it does not happen due to changes in your environment. It happens because you have managed to be in the present moment, controlling your experiences, your past traumas, your environment, without letting them manipulate you. Here, past traumas have been left behind.
If you see your life more pessimistic than optimistic, focusing on painful emotions considered free from these wounds and past traumas. Begin to live oriented by the present and hoping that everything will be fine.
If the emotional load is heavy and you do not know how to free yourself from these experiences and painful emotions, seek professional help is always the best option.
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