good memories - from ch 6

i really appreciate the three examples Megan gave of the work done in a mental health hospital for kids. the reconnection with a good memory from their life gave them a clearer sense of reality and connectedness to the world in the present. it created a dramatic lurch effect.

quite amazing, really. we hear much talk about revisiting hurtful memories and working through the pain to come to a place of peace. rehearsing good things is something we can all do and i certainly practice regularly. savoring a good memory (plenty of beach stories) and how it felt and what i was sensing during that time.

appreciation, thankfulness, celebration are concepts to be cultivated. they each have a dramatic effect on the brain.

Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart. Philippians 4:8 Amplified

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Oct 07, 2017
thoughts on memory
by: Anonymous

i find it interesting how the bad overrides the good in many cases. two people in the same family experiences similar and one copes and thrives whilst the other just survives it. resilience? where does it come in? the joy center in our brains gets developed before 2 years old. to quote Jim Wilder:

The capacity of the brain’s control center is built through experiences of joy in our significant relationships. When we lack capacity or skills we are in need of quality brain training.

that's it. we need training if we did not learn certain skills like good attachments.

the good news is we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

Oct 06, 2017
by: Anonymous

Mmmm my memories are strangely incongruous - it's taken me a while to connect with good memories... yet in some old photos from teen years I look happy... still processing why my 'conscious memory' of that time FEELS so different to how it looks. Was I a good actor? just smiling for the photo? can the enemy play tricks with our minds? I achieved some good things during my school years, so why don't those memories override the sad ones....?

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