I used to view “negative” memories as spontaneous flashbacks. Now I view them as abstract expressions of what I’m currently going through in the present. Expressions that are sometimes the result of pent up emotion that I never released in the moment that those particular memories may have taken place. I used to view memories as a means to discovering the root cause of my issues. Now I view them as indicators that my body is presently trying to deal with some sort of emotional trauma that it never dealt with.