Sophocles, Oedipus Rex. published – 430
However we spend much of our life living in retrospect, almost as if the life journeys that we make which are often difficult enough in reality, become constantly re-experienced. Trauma and triggers to past experiences will cause this retrospect to occur, but with resilience we hold or learn the skills to manage trauma (not eliminate) and retrospect. Shock, denial, anger and the other emotions of life experiences block our ability to see forward and refocus our lives forward.