I was once told that in the end, there are only a few things that really matter: how much you have loved, how gently you have lived, and how gracefully you will let go of the things not meant for you.
Have you ever felt lost, confused, or stuck, like the walls are closing in? Sometimes it takes getting lost, so that we can begin to find ourselves. Our true selves. Our authentic self’s. Our soul’s purpose.
I was in the depth of my own personal darkness when I embarked on my journey of self-discovery. I realize now that I had been walking in darkness for longer than I could remember. I really had no clear idea of who I was. “Look within” called the voice inside of me. The journey here has been long and arduous. I have struggled, fallen, and was left broken. Broken into a million pieces. I handled none of it with grace. Through all the pain and darkness, I eventually found light and with that the darkness dissipated. Dark and light cannot exist without the other. For so long, I associated the dark with all that was bad and scary. Now I realize that all that was dark was so brutally necessary. I now can say that I sit in light in even the darkest of places. It’s not easy. It’s a continious challenge. Some days, weeks, months are brighter than others.
With each and every new day, I seek value, meaning and purpose within my life. I love greatly, I live gently and to the best of my ability, I let go… As a therapist, I aspire to help people meet these challenges with openness, and courage. I believe that through treatment, together we can face the uncertainties of life.
In the darkest of nights, may light surround you.