hard to believe Monday is again here. I thought when i first began writing on this little blog that Monday's would not be enough ~ but then ~ in the middle of the semester it is most certainly . . . enough.
if there was an audio to my blog you would hear me humming ~ doing a review of the week, wondering o' wondering what will i write.
what was my struggle this week - i am still riding off the new knowledge that my daughter and i are two different colors/types ~ and really, i have been laughing a lot more and just taking a few more breaths in the middle of things not going according to [my] plan. small steps ~ intentional and plenty. . .
so i decided on my theoretical orientation, hope this wasn't a subject i covered two Monday's ago ~ but mainly this orientation idea is my main filter right now. the motivation behind picking an orientation is developing a framework, foundation from which to ground oneself in therapy. meaning, when i hear what i hear, i will know how to place it in the big picture.
i have settled on Gestalt ~
ever heard the statement: we are more than the sum of our parts. i likely have said this countless times, who knew how closely my natural inclination matches up with this theory. when meeting someone new to counseling/therapy there is always a moment of intense anticipation and anxiety. partly the reason we don't want to go is because being known, or at least the process of being known is so involved.
i am a firm believer we don't have to seek out our past, because our past comes seeking for us (smile). if we broke ourselves down in a million pieces we could compare and contrast our parts, but really it wouldn't tell us much about the total picture. in fact - i saw this puzzle box at the store the other day - and depending on how you arrange the different color pieces you can make several very distinct pictures. it reminded me of us ~ that we can come from different and similar places, but what is truely relevant is our awareness of today.
who am i today & what parts of myself do i need to know better ~ in order to feel better.
it puts a smile on my face ~ the opportunity of meeting all the selves who will pass through my therapy doors ~ who knew something as sweet would be my life's work.
have a wonderful week!!