“You Do Not Have to be Good……” Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.                                                                                                                               You do not have to walk on your knees                                                                                                         for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.                                                                                You only have to let the soft animal of your body                                                                                    love what it loves……                                                                                                                                            Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,                                                                                                    the world offers itself to your imagination,                                                                                                calls to you like the wild geese,                                                                                                                          harsh and exciting-                                                                                                                                              over and over announcing your place                                                                                                         in the family of things.                                                                                                                            Mary Oliver

 

Our time together is about building an emotional connection between you and I but also between all the parts of yourself.  Even the dark, grieving, fearful or angry parts.  Those are also sacred strands that make up the whole of you.  But you don’t have to dig deeply and quickly into these places to heal.  This is a gradual process and that process opens to possibility.  New possibility and surprise.  We all have a place in the family of things.  We all long to find a sense of belonging and connection in our lives.  Our time together is about hope.  Our time together is about the creation of meaning.

So if you are feeling disconnected, alone, separate from others, or if you can’t seem to find your place, I hope you will allow me to create a partnership that will help a new part of you emerge.

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“I would love to live like a river, carried by the surprise of its’ own unfolding.” John O’Donohue

“I would love to live like a river, carried by the surprise of its’ own unfolding.”

                                                     John O’Donohue

Whom among us has not felt a sense of being stuck in life.  Whether about career, relationship, life direction or a deep inner sense of not moving forward or being open.  At certain times in our lives this is bound to occur.  And in varying degrees from slight to more intense.  Most often this tends to occur because of old self judgements that only serve to put us between a rock and a hard place.  How harsh we can be on ourselves!

And what a wonderful image is a flowing river! Continuous fluid movement, endlessly unfolding.  We humans are endlessly unfolding beings.  There is always more to emerge of the deep complexity that is us.  My approach to therapy is grounded in this belief.  Appreciating the complexities of who we are, and touching into these nuances lightly, with curiosity.  In this way we can be that river that flows, allowing ourselves to be carried, to live peacefully and fully in the moment, whatever that moment is, while creating an open channel to all that is possible in our unfolding.

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