Yup. We can also be on top of a “furry hammer” as I like to call them- that’s a coping strategy or behavior that no longer works- then slip back into the pattern. We “forget to remember”.
Forgive yourself in advance-we don’t want to get out of balance and turn our entire life into a project. It becomes a question of how we can be a bit more intentional around working with these blind spots.
Occasionally taking inventory with a teacher or mentor around where we’re getting stuck or reactive so that we can bring it into awareness is really useful. I also know people who journal or do morning pages around these kinds of thought and behaviour patterns. There are lots of ways in.