posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 03:04 PM
reply to post by CIAGypsy
Basically, your brain gets filled with new thoughts and ideas on a daily basis,
while at the same time, the old, sad memories fades into the distance.
Our brains are designed to forget old memories, and rather focus on the here-and-now.
Our brains can't hold too many thoughts all at the same time, so, in order to make space for new thoughts as a result of current (here-and-now)
stimuli, the brain must start to discard some of the older memories.
The old memories are not really forgotten, just moved to a different storage space, away from your current thinking brain.
That is the best explanation that I can give you.
It is really a fortunate thing that we can heal like this over time.
Otherwise the emotional pain will just increase, and increase with every new pain that gets added.
It's a good thing that the amplitude of older pain gets dimmed out over time, otherwise life would be unbearable.