e hold dysfunctional self images through the stories of our childhood. How we perceive ourselves is pretty muchdirected by the childhood programming that we have had.Our childhood programming is largely influenced by our caregivers, who represented the world to us while wewere young.
e form relationships based on what we learn from our parents. Our parents in turn learn about theirs from their parents. So it is in us that we have layers and layers of beliefs, patterns and behavior passed down fromgeneration to generation.Yet, as much as not wishing to be like any of our parents,we find ourselves having adopted the same patterns, behavior and attitudes. Consequently, it is no surprise thatwe end up in a similar life situation to theirs.
e may notrecognize it at first but the pattern is the same recurringtheme of trauma.