Recall the sweetest memories you had in your Life …
Focus those images in your mind …
Make it brighter and bigger …
Notice the relaxing sounds and voices surrounding that images …
and feel the sensation of that feelings …
Most probably, you will find yourself right in your child hood
Isn’t it so?
Infact more interesting question is; why is it so?
Why people want to trigger and discuss the childhood memories …
Why you feel the time goes too fast whenever you suddenly met your childhood friend and recall that innocent events …
Discovering these 02 “Why” are so important because decoding childhood thinking pattern means decoding the solutions of many problems you are facing in your life now.
Here are 02 main reasons;
First Reason; Brain associate and record the feelings with Images and Sounds;
No memories are bad or sweet, infact the experiences and emotions associated with that memories are.
In our childhood, most of the emotions attached with the events were funny, enjoying, filled with serenity, love and happiness. Our brain is not only capable to record the image and voices but also the feelings and emotions associated with them. Whenever we recall that images and sounds, our brain automatically trigger the associated feelings which everyone wants to feel again and again.
Second Reason; Children are addicted to Learning;
Second reason why childhood experiences are so sweet is; most of the behaviors you learnt are deeply rooted in your childhood and every learning triggers positive emotions in your body.
The language we speak, the alphabets we write, the walk we do, even the fears, beliefs, values all have been learnt in the child hood.
Research shows that our learning behavior and our ability to learn was the most in our child hood specially in our imprint period, means 0-7 years. The behaviors we have learnt in our child hood becomes our ” Comfort Zone”.
As we start growing up, our thirst of learning slowed down and we get stick to the behaviors, we have learnt in our childhood. While children themselves have the flexibility in their behaviours; they know how to learn; unlearn and relearn.
Now, if you want to associate positive emotions with your current experiences and want to turn it as sweet as your childhood experiences were, you need to carry on 04 things throughout your life;
1) Learn to remain present in your present moment ;
One of the quote every child believe is;
Yesterday is a history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
And every child know how to live in the present and how to make it more joyful.
According to National Science Foundation, a person experience 50,000 thoughts per day. Successful people know the art to filter these thoughts. The more you are focused on your present; the more you can prepare yourself for the future, otherwise regrets from past could be turn into depression, and fears of the future could be turned into aggression.
2) Trust Allah atleast the way children trust their parent.
There was someone who have fed us in mother’s womb when we know nothing, and still he is the same one who is feeding when people think they know everything.
3) Children have beautiful hearts because their hearts have no scars.
Every sin a person does left a scar on the heart. The interesting fact is, doing a sin is not problem, repeating the sin and not asking for repentance is infact a problem. It means if we want to keep our life experiences memorable and sweet, we need to care our scars more then we care our brand new car. Stop backbiting, envying and judging people to keep your heart genuine.
4) Be a life long learner and keep your learning continue.
Every time you learn a new skill, it triggers dopamine in your body, which is a neurotransmitter that convey the message to your brain about motivation and pleasure. The more dopamine is released in your body, the more you feel pleasure and motivation.
Improve your Learning Behavior and you don’t need to trigger your childhood memories, this means your every memory will be sweet then.