Suddenly I understood where my interest in collecting had come from.
It is very common when people begin to do Meditation, that they worry about losing valuable memories of their past. This is because novice meditators are instructed to "discard" the "pictures" which have built up during their lives. The truth is of course that these memories do not cease to exist. Instead they are cleansed of the attachments and emotions that cause us #regret and #pain. If anything our memories are sharpened and freed from potentially negative connections. I