Life is like carrying a backpack full of bricks. Every time there is an incident that is uncomfortable, you place yet one more brick into your backpack. One can become unsteady carrying this heavy load, and when something really traumatic occurs, it can cause you to lose your balance and actually fall into a dark space. When this happens, it can be difficult to get up again because of the weight you have on your body.
Rather than struggling to get up, why not start by lessening your load? Take out the bricks you can, look at them, understand these are stressors of the past that are not happening in this moment. Then place them aside as you build a small wall. You do not need to create a huge construction site, but taking out the old stressors that you have been keeping around for the last few years or even your lifetime, can help you regain your balance and move on.
Remember the mind works better with images than with words. Do not use your energy and time analyzing each brick. Merely use the image that you are taking it out of your backpack and placing it on the wall. Make it easy on yourself.
Lightening the load,