The goal of therapy is to expand our tolerance for the parts of ourselves and the world around us that scare or threaten us. To calm the storms.
It can be confusing because things we want to hold on to; relationships, people, jobs, commitments, can also be toxic and harmful.
Or perhaps they are not harmful but we are triggered because they are similar to a past trauma. How can we tell?
We have to face the pain in order to decode it. We have to feel the feelings in order to manage them.
It is one of life’s strange ironies that the key to all healing and happiness is to look at the hard stuff. Growth requires the willingness to accept what is – both in ourselves and the world around us.
Is he? or is he really a cute little puppy? That’s what we have to discover