Why does Trauma leave such a Deep Imprint?
Where were you on 9.11? When JFK was assassinated? When Kobe Bryant’s helicopter went down? Chances are, you remember. You can probably name exactly where you were, what you were wearing, even whom you were talking to. Why is that? Especially when, like so many, you can’t even remember what you had for breakfast yesterday.
It’s because, in that moment, your mind is present. Trauma makes us focus in that moment, on that event to the exclusion of virtually everything else. So, with that kind of focus, naturally you remember.
In this video, Sadhviji shares that it is that mindful focus that is such an important benefit to a spiritual practice. Watch and listen as she beautifully details what that benefit is.