The past can’t hurt you

We don’t need to detach from our painful past.

The past can’t hurt you.

We instead just need to detach from our feelings about it.

The easiest way to detach from these feelings is to replace the story that you’re telling yourself about your past.

My father had no time for me as a child (dejected)… can be replaced with My father loved me so much he worked hard to give me a future that he never had (grateful).

My mother died when I was just a teenager (sad)…  can be replaced with My mother lived long enough to guide me through my teenage years and to contribute to the adult that I am today (happy).

It is never too late to re-write your story and it Is never too late to have a happy childhood.

(Thank you, Les Dyer, for your wisdom here)