Therapeutic tunnels promising greener grass succeed when they dump us back on the brown patch where we began.
Wishing we have “ears to hear” above the din of judgmental self-talk
Wish to be more You, and as you discover that you already are You, disappointment with unachieved goals lightens.
The 2 principles central to all authentic therapy and wisdom that sticks: Own from your bones. Worst first.
I like that wording more than, “I am loved,” or, “I am loved by God,” or even, “God loves me.” Feels more intimate, breathing with aliveness. “Am being.”
Repetitive secret retaliation is how resentment and contempt take root and evolve, in the tragic ecosystem (egosystem) of shame.