Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Healing Is Not Magic

When I was boy, I liked magic. It's entertaining. The act stirred my imagination. There seemed to be nothing wrong with magic's fun side. But when I started to connect it to reality, problems surfaced.

We live in a magic-oriented society and we want everything to happen instantly. I can recall numerous times when people expect that when faced by their pain and problems - "I've got one hour to make me okey!" Nothing can be farther from the truth.

The first step of healing and growth is honesty. If we never face reality and make it as it really is, no amount of information or "easy techniques" can make any difference in our lives. Why? Because we're not being honest with ourselves. We skip coming face to face with who we truly are.

That's where therapy begins, with self honesty. Until we do, we play magic.

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