posted on 03.24/filed under Taboo

Spring cleaning is a typical chore people like to do in order to de clutter and get rid of what they don’t need. Items and piles of stuff accumulates in garages and storages but how often do people pay attention to what has been stored and piled up in our minds and hearts?

I think one of the hardest things to do is de cluttering hearts and minds from what we no longer need. An example of what I am talking about can be our own attitudes.

Based on what we have gone through during childhood, adolescence and adulthood can sometimes plant a bitter seed inside of us and without notice, it grows and never stops. “Plants” like these need to be cut and basically get to the root of the problem.

A while ago, I went to therapy for the first time in a long time. This can be a taboo topic for some people but not for me. I believe mental health is crucial in order to survive and to thrive. Without good mental health there is no way you can produce or have social involvement with others.

I walked in; unaware of what the next hour would be like. Something about the word therapy and being inside a room where I knew my feelings would be the main topic of conversation made me feel vulnerable and naked. I almost always cry as soon as I hear the question, “So what brings you here today?”

We talked about my childhood, current issues I was facing and by the end of the conversation the therapist and I began to talk deeply about my relationship with my mom.

I never thought there were any issues between us, in fact I felt like the main one I had trouble getting along with at times was my dad. However, unveiling memories about my mom’s pregnancy and moments from the past made me realize there was pain behind her she might have unconsciously inherited to me.

There are things we avoid talking about because we hate to be reminded of them. Conversations we disregard because they make us feel uncomfortable but emotional wounds cannot heal unless we pay attention to them.

I left feeling a little weird about the conversation, it was unexpected. But, I was glad I opened up a piece of myself I did not know needed reconstructing.

Someone one time told me there is always room for improvement and I agree. De cluttering your mind and heart from what is stored all the way down is one of the best ways to spring clean.




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