Just Jot It January – Self – Day 8

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Just Jot It January – Self – Day 8

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 8th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 8th is brought to you by Ritu! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Ritu’s word for our prompt today is “self.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Here’s an excerpt from one of my long ago posts that surmises that we all have a self-storage unit within our brains…

Self storage is where we store our past selves. Ok…cool…seems legitimate. We’re born, our brains begin to soak up tons of information, and it’s all up there in our head somewhere, right? If I really try, I can imagine the brain as a living storage building business. For each area of learning…say, language, feelings, talents learned, studies in school lessons, compassion, and empathy, love, things we hear, see, taste…all our learning is kept in these separate rooms. We respond to outside life events by opening the door to the appropriate unit in our brain, according to how much experience we’ve had.

Anyway, all our past is stored in our self storage brain, to be used in fractions of seconds. It’s amazing how that works.

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We all have the key to unlock our own self-storage rooms. Sometimes we refer to ‘triggers’, that unlock a memory, instead of a key. Lots of things can trigger a memory, either from long ago, or more recent. When you hear a certain song, or re-visit a certain place, those can set off a chain reaction of memories, good or bad. It’s amazing how this happens, and happens in a split second. You are right back to where the first incident happened. You have automatically and without thoughts of doing it, opened a storage unit room to your past self.

That’s all my thoughts for the prompt word ‘self’, today.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

17 responses »

    • Thanks, Janet! It’s funny to think of it that way, buy why not. The memories of all that you’ve experienced is in your brain somewhere, just waiting to be retrieved.
      Now this is pretty silly, but when we copy and paste something on here, I think it goes into storage in the mouse, then it’s just waiting there for me to spit it back out on a page. haha!

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