When a present circumstance triggers bad feelings, there is often an echo of past trauma. Bad experiences programmed you to think about yourself or others in certain ways. The message you perceived in the past still echoes today so that you hear it again.
Sometimes we cannot hear clearly because there are too many echoes from the past source. Only when we allow for silence can we begin to hear new things.
Everyone has had the experience of being lied to, misled or getting things mixed up. Often our perception is more powerful than the truth. Because we perceive it to be thus and so, we accept the lie over the truth. We need to have a fresh experience of hearing what is true. Jesus said we could know the truth and it would set us free.