Let’s consider memory loss.
I went to a movie theatre this evening to watch Maze Runner: The Death Cure. It’s a pretty entertaining sci-fi movie that shows a group of people trying to rescue their friend, Minho, trapped in a facility in a fortified city. Inside the facility, scientists conduct experiments on humans to find a cure for a virus that’s destroyed the human race.
Experiments are conducted on Minho’s brain and body. The experiments are nothing less than torture that exhaust him mentally and physically, and begin to compromise his memory.
In that moment I tried to put myself in his shoes and feel the emotions he was going through.
I ended up feeling scared.
A thought struck me hard: what if we were given a chance to wipe out the memory of an unpleasant and damaging incident?
Would you do it?
Now think about that unpleasant and damaging incident. It created cracks in your soul and your relationships.
What did you learn from it?
Today, you are wiser because you have learnt something through these life experiences. When you learn something, you implement it. It is an action that you take, and our actions define us.
That incident, no matter how it was, has defined you. It has become a part of you. A piece of you. It completes you.
So when I put myself in his shoes, I felt scared, because I felt lost; like I was plunged back into the dark; like I was confused and incomplete; like some parts of me were missing. I felt disappointed that I would have to begin again and that my life was being wasted.
The overwhelming fear and pain made me snap out of the daze immediately. Relief rushed through me. Thank goodness, I was still me!
Good or bad, experiences are precious. Why regret anything?
Be glad that you are living a full life the way it’s meant to be.