Life Is A Trail Of Memories

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No Tolls On Memory Lane

The beauty of life does not always lie in the present moment. You can find the beauty in a small center within your brain called the hippocampus; the memory bank that holds your accumulated experiences. Life is a trail of memories and its beauty lies within your recollections of the past; there are no tolls on memory lane. Feel free to endlessly navigate.

One of the best ways to relax your mind and alleviate your accumulated daily stress is by putting on a nice tune that takes you mentally back to pleasant times in your past. Engaging with your trail of memories that lie within your mind is quite soothing and can make you feel happy and appreciative of life’s beautiful moments.

With good memories also come bad ones, but you don’t have to dwell on those. As a matter of fact, if your mind hasn’t already repressed them, you can voluntarily suppress them. You can do this by identifying your bad memories and no longer paying attention to them; act as if you have never experienced them in the first place.

The saying “don’t live in the past” is very true, but why not stroll down memory lane from time to time, especially if you’ve had good experiences which you can reminisce on. Memory lane is like a gift that you can endlessly enjoy; unless suffering from a neurological disorder that impacts your retrieval of memories, you can utilize this gift indefinitely.

And what can be even more pleasant is taking a stroll down memory lane with someone who you have experienced good times with in the past. Besides your version of the story, your friend, family member or acquaintance can paint an alternate version from their persecutive; their details can contribute to your memory lane.

So what are you waiting for? It’s easier than E-ZPass to hop onto memory lane. Enjoy it!

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The Past: Potently Sweet But Aggressively Poisonous

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Nothing Heals The Past Like Time

The past is very special because it’s a recollection of events which you can never get back. The memories are the only way you can relive the past and attempt to feel that bit of pleasure you once felt. The saying “stop living in the past” is true to a certain extent.

If your past is preventing you from enjoying the present, then you must stop living in the past. Most people who live in the past are stuck; they long for whatever it was that once brought them pleasure. They don’t know how to let go, so they continue living like there’s no tomorrow (no pun intended).

But if you are leading a healthy and productive life in the present, living in the past can actually be good for you. It’s healthy to reminisce or to indulge in enjoyable recollections of past events. It helps you become more appreciative of the nice things that life has done for you.

Every person in this world has experienced an unfavorable event in their lifetime. Sometimes the event is so awkward, painful or annoying that you wonder how you will ever get rid of it. It’s called time. Time is the master healer of the past. Time doesn’t erase the past; it just helps human consciousness move beyond it.

Something bad from the past will never be erased from your record. What’s done is done. But one can heal and grow from the adverse experience and that is where time comes in handy. It buffers the experience away like a bad scratch on your new blue Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe.

So don’t sit around and ruminate about the past if you have gone through a bad experience. You will only cause yourself more stress and increase your chances of developing depression or anxiety. Allow time to do the healing for you by just moving on with your life and letting go of the painful memories.

The past is like a double-edged sword: it can be potently sweet but aggressively poisonous as well.

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