The hurt and pain you experience often lingers somewhere in your body like a fatal disease. Some days you barely realise it's there and some days, it just pierces through and you feel like your entire physical being is shrinking (or expanding to the verge of explosion).
|If elephants had the best memory, why are they so happy?!|
So how do we forget? Well, newsflash - you don't.
You just learn to take control of it. Manipulate it. Change it to happy thoughts. Which is clearly a case of easier said than done but we have all done it before. You know that short bubbles of time when you feel light and happy before you slip back into the pain? That's us overcoming it. So yes, we all have it in us. All that's left to do now, is master it. Unfortunately, that means you'll have to live through the sore wounds over and over again, till you finally learn how to move around it and above it for good. Notice how I don't say 'get rid of it'. Well, simply because, the pain never disappears. It becomes a part of you. You know that cliche saying everything happens for a reason - well it is so apt in this case. You may not realise it today, or tomorrow or even in a year's time. But all things, including the bad stuff, has its purpose. So embrace it. Remember how it feels, the flowing tears, the tightness of your chest, the twisting of your insides. Because one day, after reducing gradually, it will be just a faint feeling. Though I must warn you, that may not be the end of all things bad, you may have to go through it all over again someday - that's just how life is. But the next time it happens, you will remember that you went through it before and most importantly, you will remember how easier it got over time and how you healed yourself.
And that my friend, is how amazing the gift of memory is.