Excerpt from Paulo Coelho’s book, “Warrior of the Light”:
There is such a thing as emotional rubbish; it is produced in the factories of the mind. It consists of pain that has long since passed and is no longer useful. It consists of precautions that were important in the past, but that serve no purpose in the present.
The Warrior has memories too, but she learns how to separate the useful from the unnecessary, she disposes of her emotional rubbish.
A companion says: “But that’s part of my history. Why should I jettison feelings that marked my very existence?”
The Warrior smiles, but she does not try to feel things that she no longer feels. She is changing and she wants her feelings to keep pace with her.
The gender of this excerpt has been changed to honor Wonder Woman.