Last night's group session, I had the truth in my mind. Yet I failed to express it. Something held me back.
It's my personal blinder. A mistake. A negation of my personal sense of truth about my self.
As human as my struggling patients, it's senseless to pretend perfection.
Therapy is self truth. It's a process of seeking the truth about your self.
In the midst of the busyness of life and our world, we need to find a focus to make it happen.
It's good, of course, to focus on healing our blinders or mistakes. You look into your self as you are with your faults - objectively.
But this is not enough.
You also need to focus on your assets. Your positives. Your gifts.
You must develop and cherish these assets. And work with them.
It's also essential to look into your past. If you can do this deep enough, you see your mistakes again. And be in a position to learn from and avoid them.
I do not mean you obsess over your past mistakes and untruths, leading you to blame your self.
The real purpose of seeing your past is to live today with clear truths about your self.
Finally, plan for today's possibilities. That will impact your future.
The primary excitement of knowing the truth about your self is becoming mature. Whole. Healthy.
Take stock of your self. Seek real truths about your self.
Look behind you, before you, and within you.
Remember that your self and life belongs to you. Especially, your truths.