You know how it is – you hem and haw and can’t make up your mind whether your going to do something or not.
Then one day something happens and suddenly you’re taking action.
That’s what’s happening here!
After dithering for longer than I can remember, today I am starting my blog.
Because I not only want to share with you a question that I was asked, but I really want to hear your answers.
I really want to know what you think.
Before you look at the question, here’s some information about the site where it was asked and where I posted my answer.
The site is called Quora. It’s a question-and-answer website where questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users.
Questions can be posed and answered anonymously, or you can create a profile.
You can ask and answer your own question. You can also answer any question that’s out there, and some of them are doozies!
You may get asked to answer a question by someone which is what happened in this case.
I found the question interesting because of all the trauma and pain in my life including my struggles with panic and anxiety.
That’s why I thought you too might find the question interesting.
If you knew you could do housekeeping for your memories so you never had to remember things that really hurt, by your choice, would you use hypnosis?
Other Questions to Consider?
Why would you be tempted to wipe away painful memories?
How different do you think your life would be without them?
Do you think you’ll be a different person without them?
What do you think it would do to your relationships?
How do you think make this change would affect your panic and anxiety?
What Colors Your Answer to These Questions?
These days my challenges with anxiety are quite different. Rather than being associated with specific situations or people, with one exception, anxiety seems to come and go on its own.
In the middle of meditating the other day, I had an anxiety attack. It came out of nowhere, and while I was trying to figure out what prompted it, it was over.
The exception is when I consider participating in events where I’ll be expected to behave in a certain way as part of a group.
It’s almost as though I’m rebelling against expectations – something I was never permitted to do as a child or teenager.
I suspect that what’s happening with me lately is that I am in the process of making decisions that I was never allowed to make as a child.
That in some way I’m going through a maturation process that had never taken place as it should have.
Not only am I growing older, but it seems that I may be finally growing up!
Yet, I’m very aware that this process would not be taking place had I not done all the work these past three years that enabled my healing.
It’s with this mindset that I answered the question.
My Answer to the Question As I Answered it on Quora
We grow and change from the things we learn in life that which makes us smile and that which makes us hurt. It’s all interconnected.
When you begin removing memories you think were hurtful, then what happens to the lessons that they were connected with?
What happens to what you know and how you know it?
What happens to the ways that those painful experiences motivated you?
What happens if the removal of those painful feelings remakes you as a person?
What if it changes you in ways you don’t like?
Hurts can be healed, but what has been unmade can never be put back together so you are once again the self you knew.
Tomorrow I will be different than I am today, but I will still know all that it took to make me that way.
So my answer is no.
Please leave your answers in the comments below. I’m really looking forward to reading them, and I know other people will be curious to see what you have to say as well.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for participating in this inaugural post.