Ep. 14 - THE PAST IS OVER. Does the Past control our lives?
Updated: Feb 19
Group Discussion on "IS PAST BEHAVIOR AN INDICATION OF FUTURE BEHAVIOR?"
THE PAST IS OVER
Present day Psychology, as a field, is based on understanding and helping people via their past experiences and current situation. The 3 Principles state that we are always healthy, no matter what past experiences and current situation are
Dangers of keeping the past alive by regurgitating it, night after night, in support groups
Taking people in the past is getting in the way of them realizing that they could be happy NOW, no matter what the past was
Analyzing the details of people's lives, whether past or present, was not the key to helping them get healthier
We live in a world of Thought. The past is just a thought.
Sydney Banks from his book called "The Missing Link"
We must rid ourselves of yesterday's negative thoughts
to receive today's new and positive feelings.
I do not ask anyone to ignore their past experiences.
This would be denial, and denial is not a healthy state.
Instead, seek a clearer understanding of the past;
realize that the negative feelings and emotions
from past traumatic experiences are no longer true.
They are merely memories, a collection of old, stale thoughts.