excellent words of wisdom.
good insight.
thanks, i needed that.

this concept has been on the peripheral edge of my radar, but i have not been able to put it into words until you did.

you are absolutely correct when you say that there is a difference between facing my past to improve my future,
and facing my pain as i circle the drain.
but it is a very fine line in a grey area.
i will have to look for it, or set up my own perimeter.

(sorry about the mixed metaphors)