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Look at the good parts. All relationships have problems. All people have faults. We are human beings in human relationships. Nobody is perfect, and there is no perfect relationship.
I understand that at any time my spirit/soul is absolutely free and invited to dance and to sing and to play at a whim — and the more I do so, the more I will surrender and feel blissful.
“Recognize your judgmental ways. You might not even realize that you’re judgmental. Marter didn’t…”
Choose carefully. “You may be in a hurry to find answers for your problems, but it’s a good idea to take the time to carefully choose your therapist…”
“We forget the enormous power of our words, as we carelessly lash out when under stress. We stick our noses in our laptops and smartphones, assuming our loved ones know what we are failing to verbalize, sometimes until the relationships are disconnected or damaged beyond repair…”
Myth: Therapy is for people with serious illnesses. Fact: Therapy is absolutely beneficial for people with mental illness; however, it’s helpful for all sorts of issues.
Loss can bring unexpected and enormous blessings. Hardships are opportunities for growth. Unimaginable losses are openings for the soul to receive healing love from new sources. In my practice and in my own journey, I have been awed and inspired by the resiliency of the human spirit.
While some of the fiction we write in our heads can serve useful purposes such as artistic creation, problem solving, invention, pleasurable fantasy, and exploring hopes, dreams and desires. However, when taken too far it can move from healthy escapism to reality avoidance and prevent us from living your life consciously in the here-and-now.