Occasionally during, or shortly after, my meditation an old memory will arise. I understand this is normal. Yesterday, a very painful memory arose. It is something I wish I had never recalled. It wasn't anything that had happened to me, but rather something terrible I had witnessed.
I feel a tinge of guilt as well. I did try to stop it, but it wasn't stopped. I feel perhaps as if I should have tried harder to help.
I responded badly... I called into work and am now just seeking some perspective on it all. How do some of you deal with difficult memories that arise through meditation?