Our moods are like psychic staging posts, we are drawn back to them. They are the points where our lives took particular turns. They are our personal truths, the events that shaped us, the memories and feelings that we return too. Be they the bereavements, the painful losses, the injustices, the betrayals, or the unhappy family Christmas’s. These just like our successes are the events that shaped us, that bent our personalities one way or another. These are the things that we find ourselves trying to live with.
The less we are able to acknowledge the impact they have had on us, the more we are pushed about by their internal presence. We are unlikely to wake up one Christmas morning suddenly changed and reformed, but we can learn more about ourselves, who we are, why we live the lives we live, and what gets in the way of us living more satisfying lives.