Posted by Meriel Swain on (comments: 0)
The wisdom of Dr Seuss
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Dr Seuss.
I've come to Dr Seuss rather late in life. My childhood literature took the more traditional route: Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland etc. I'm learning now how insightful, imaginative and thought-provoking a writer he was.
I've seized on this quote because it connects me to another quote: Memory and imagination are part of the same neural network. No really, they are. And it's a connection that I frequently cover with clients through the use of NLP.
You can't change what's happened. But you can change how you remember it. And if you are reliving an unpleasant memory, or maybe even a phobia, trust me when I say that your recollection can be altered, permanently.
So rather than blog about triumphing through sadness or smiling about past loves, I thought I'd let you know that you can choose to change the way you remember something. You'll need help from an NLP Practitioner (I'm one of those too).
What needs to change so that you can smile because it happened?