Making Peace With The Past: A Reflection on “Karma”

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Reconciling with the past might be one of the most challenging things to do.  Because of this, we might bring unresolved and unprocessed emotions and situations from the past into the present, whether it be from a traumatic upbringing, an unresolved relationship, an argument or the persistent recollection of previous mishaps.

We might develop a habit of mulling over past memories, not only events that might have upset us but also events we enjoyed, maybe in an attempt to recreate the same pleasant outcomes. 

Ultimately, when we do this, we can find ourselves bodily re-feeling and re-experiencing the emotions that past situation evoked.  The issue is that often, the tendency is to go to painful, unresolved events with the habit of trying to justify and understand why it happened over and over again.  It’s as if there is this illusion that the situation will fix itself if we think about it one more time. ……….. You can read the rest on the substack “Now About Meditation” by clicking below.

“Making Peace With The Past: A Reflection on “Karma” by Clayton Micallef

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