|The Rune Wunjo, The Joy of Perfection, Fulfillment and Light|
I found an old journal from 2009 with a list of lessons learned. I was going through a rough patch personally. I'm not ashamed to say that I heartily sought therapy back then. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity of a witness and guide in my spirals of healing. I learned a few things on the way. I hope at least some of these ideas are helpful for you.
Lessons Learned on the Therapist’s Couch
‘Well Being’ is a phrase that trumps ‘happiness’.
Unfolding is what is occurring, not just a string of fortunate and unfortunate events.
The most correct ideal for service is when it benefits all beings, including myself.
Romanticism and drama and most forms of idealism no longer serve in the evolving life of solidity.
Compassion for myself is the basis for service and increased peace with others.
I will be disappointed or beset if I put my primary faith in a place or material lifestyle as my sanctuary.
There is something in me that’s reflected in the beautiful, dark, mean, joyful places out there.
I take refuge in The Compassionate Spirit, Community of Trusted Friends & my Work/Callings.
Contemplation and empathy are more helpful, stabilizing and healing than scrutiny.
A lot of power resides in Curiosity.
I’m grateful for All the tools I’ve used and the perseverance in which I sought healing.
There is suffering in the world, but more than that, there are joy and peace too!
I work better from places of passion & wisdom rather than from ecstasy & conniving.
Being solid is especially spiritual.
Firmness is not rigidity.
I can respect many ways of viewing the world while subscribing to my own.
Knowledge is fluid and evolving.
The ideas of Good and Bad are generally not helpful when seeking healing within my family.
Being nice is not always being kind.
Love something enough to risk doing it badly.
Vulnerability in a Safe Environment pays big dividends.
The so called 'spiritual person' can wield discernment as a powerful tool when deciding to either be open or private.
Pausing, praising, and seeking peace for only a minute changes the whole dialogue, experience within the day. In fact these can open up your eyes to see opportunities not even imagined before.
(c) Copyright, Text and Image, Richard Sievers, November 2013, All Rights Reserved