All emotions, even those that are suppressed and unexpressed, have physical effects. Unexpressed emotions tend to stay in the body like small ticking time bombs—they are illnesses in incubation.”
The brain is an amazing organ, it controls the rest of the body. Communicates with the nervous system, the five senses, etc.,
The thing I find most fantastic is how certain scents, music, words, can trigger my memory, even some that I have not thought about in years. Some of those thoughts I have pushed to the back of my brain because I just didn’t want to deal with them.
My memory sometimes works overboard, I can remember things that even the ones that were also there cannot recall that incident.
Pent up emotions like anger, resentment can mess with our digestive system. Other emotions like regret can keep me in a state of fixation, can’t move forward, too easy to move backwards. So, just stuck in one place!
There are times when I question certain memories whether they are real or just something I have dreamed, a creation of my imagination.
I find myself drifting between the now and the memories that seem to rise to the top. With some they bring back times when I was happy, the days of singing with my grandfather, the days of singing with my sister as I played the piano. The other memories I would love to find a way to eradicate them totally.
So, unlike Rand Travis “Digging Up Bones” song, I keep digging through my memories like someone on a treasure hunt.