The Doors of Memory…

Memory….

It is a complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4) recognition. Clinically, it is usually subdivided into immediate, recent, and remote memory. The area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes. The cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered. The power of retaining and recalling past experience. The recollection of past events and experiences stored from learning and instinctive behavior.

Last night, while I was out trying to change my somewhat depressed mood, a thought just occurred to me… The complexity of memory!

“As I run in the doors of my mind,

I find painful memories attacking me from ahead and behind…”

It is so true how one memory door opens another… You are sitting there and suddenly something triggers one memory… Whether it is painful or not, this memory, when you let yourself think about it long enough, will automatically remind you of another similar one… This is similar to the ripple effect, only not in a liquid matter, yet through your mental thoughts!

This is an amazing phenomenon, yet it remains exhausting, especially if you retain a series of sad or painful memories! Once you have opened one door, the others are opened too and you need more time to close them again and go back to living the present….


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About outlived

X-dreamer, fighter and writer... Using words to unleash the pain that eats me from the inside out, day after day!
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One Response to The Doors of Memory…

  1. zeezazoo says:

    well, for me, memories no matter what were they, bad or good, they r all bad to me on some levels…sometimes, as u said, something happens and makes u remember something bad and from remembering that thing, u start to remember a series of sad, painful memories… or it can be the opposite, it might make u remember something good and a series of amazing memories after it, but what's the point if they were only memories?!?! memories u know u will never live them again!!! if they were sad memories u'll get hurt remembering them and u'll hope not to live them again… if they were good memories, u'll get hurt or sad knowing that u can't live them again and u'll hope u can have them again in ur life… so good memories or bad ones, for me, they both hurt and they r both painful…

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