We all have faced a situation that seem insurmountable at one point or another in life. Some problems are insoluble. Some situations a struggle through a dark forest where there is no path and no light to guide you.
Which is why I remind you as Robert Frost so eloquently stated….
The best way out is always through.
As a therapist, sometimes my job is to be with my clients as they “get through.” Which I take to mean looking at one’s situation in a cold hard light. That can be hard to do – but necessary. Because we all are capable of deluding ourselves by telling little, white lies. These lies can come in the form of:
It’s not that bad.
It’s not my fault.
That wasn’t my “intention.”
Things will get better without me changing…if I can just wait it out.
Do any of these sound familiar?
Through careful and meaningful counseling, I work with my clients to strip away the falsehoods and look reality in the face. The work is not always easy. Counseling can be very uncomfortable. Yet when one begins to come to the realization the best way out is through, it’s good to have someone there to urge us on with encouragement and support – knowing that we are not alone. This is the gift of therapy.
Only by being honest and true, can we take a full assessment of our lives and then begin to make real and concrete changes. If we don’t, we end up just doing what we’ve always done and getting what we’ve always gotten.
Life’s too short. Change and personal growth can be difficult. But the alternative is stagnation. And a stagnant life can be full of depression, anxiety, fear, anger, etc.
Thus it is time to ask yourself: are you ready to make is through to the other side?