I came across Oscar Wilde’s lovely quote “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”. It made me think of the work I do and how so much of it is about facilitating people to discover who they really are. I am also reminded of my own personal journey of embracing my unique self and becoming more the person I wish to be. I truly love seeing people tapping into their inner-wisdom, finding their own voice, and coming into their energy and aliveness through allowing themselves to feel. Of course this is no easy process. It is hard for us all to challenge the familiar and the known because, although it no longer serves us, at least we know where it leads us. Daring to do something different is scary because it is unknown, but it also means challenging our early survival mechanisms. Those who have experienced the therapeutic process know it takes time and effort to come to a place where it feels safe enough to let go of old patterns.
As we come to the end of this year, I would like to think that I have supported the individuals I work with in coming a little closer to who they are or wish to become. I would also like to think that I have come closer to myself and done more things that I find personally fulfilling. As the holiday approaches, I look forward to having more time to be, think, feel and enjoy.
Whether you find this time of year enjoyable, relaxing, exciting, sad, difficult or stressful, I hope you find back to yourself and do what feels right to you.