“Whatever course in life you are pursuing, the way you are living it now has been primarily influenced by your learning in that part of your past when you were too little to judge what was useful to you, too dependent to do anything but accept what was given to you. Wherever you are, therapy could be useful to help you see yourself with new eyes and use yourself differently if you so choose.
Getting excited about yourself as a human being is a starting point to a new use and appreciation of yourself. Our limitations come from what we believe, which is a function of our interpretation of our experiences and what we are willing to accept. Being very little and helpless when we came onto this planet, our experience leads us to think of this limitation as universal (in time).
For many thousands of years we have lived under a set of self imposed limitations, developed mostly from ignorance, our need for survival, and our fear of death.
What do you want out of your life?
How do you decide what is available?
How do you decide what is possible?
How do you guide other people?
We yet do not have a society that nourishes us enough to take risks to find out, or if we do, rewards us for doing so. Growth is nothing more than finding and playing with our potential. The possibilities are infinite.” Virginia Satir, John Banmen, edited by Linda Lucas, LPC, LCPC