PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Donna Marie Thompson in BOUNCING BACK FROM LOSS

“Ruminating over the past focuses on looking back and reliving the details of your loss over and over and over. The movie keeps playing in your head…It can sneak into your mind at any time. Each time the movie plays in your head, a few more facts might fall into place – another detail here, another detail there. You can trick yourself into thinking that it is actually constructive to keep going over these details. Perhaps you believe you‘re filling in the gaps to try to fully understand what happened – but with no end in sight.

A particularly troubling thought pattern involves questioning, “Why me?” Well, why not you? Everyone suffers with something. Honestly, they do. This just happens to be your stuff – right here and right now. You might think that more analysis is required. But that is not what’s happening. You are stuck in this movie – with no popcorn in sight…This type of ruminating actually causes more pain and leaves you stuck in the past without a bridge to the future. Stop the movie. The past is the past. The cost of ruminating is significant. You give up your present – and all of your life choices – by steadfastly hanging on to the past.”

            Donna Marie Thompson, in “Bouncing Back From Loss”
       
Purchase “Bouncing Back From Losstoday, and you will receive a special gift package from Donna Thompson plus many gifts from authors who are partnering with her. To order visit this link:BestSellerAuthors.com/bounce.

A FREE service since 1999, “Ponder on This” benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including “links” to Amazon.com where
subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also
purchase it. In all instances these links are provided as a
convenience,and do NOT generate any type of compensation for
Pondercentral.

Individuals interested in a direct subscription to “Ponder on This” are requested to please click here or feel free to forward to a friend. To contact Pondercentral via email, please click here.

This entry was posted in Challenges and Obstacles, Guilt, Present Moment Awareness. Bookmark the permalink.