Peace, Love & Therapy

A love letter to the courageous and bold

Couples Therapy AustinThere’s a beautiful quote by Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar® materials that says: “Every moment that you are happy is a gift to the world.”

What if this were true? What if our happiness made a postive difference in the world? Not just for ourselves, for but the people around us. What if therapy was a way that we could feel better, be happier and give more – with less effort. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? I believe that this is true and I’d like to show you how.

It used to be believed and perhaps in some minds it still is, that therapy was for the weak, self-indulgent or deeply troubled – for those that really need help. Thank goodness minds have changed. Why? Because if we are honest with ourselves, don’t we all need help from time to time?

Perhaps we are starting to wake up and realize that we are all in this together. We are all connected and if you are hurting, it is also likely that I am hurting. And, even if you find it hard to believe that we are all in some way connected, then perhaps you could believe that we all have an effect on each other.

The warm person behind the counter at the store leaves you with a kind word and a smile, which in turn causes you to smile and feel a little lighter, so you hold the door open for the next person coming in and a chain of kindness begins. We have no idea how these events, these little acts of kindness may affect each other and perhaps send someone home at the end of the day more forgiving of their partner, child, or spouse.

It’s called the butterfly effect. It can start a monsoon, a war or a movement of peace.

We are contagious. Kindness is contagious. Love is contagious. Laughter is contagious. Healing is contagious. Cruelty is contagious.

There’s a line from a Ben Stiller movie (“Greenberg”) where the main character says:
“Hurt people hurt people” This short line of dialogue stayed with me because it’s such a simple way to describe the way we hurt each other. We feel hurt, so we hurt others. We justify our hurtful thoughts and actions with how hurt we feel or have felt.

We all have a natural desire to want to make the world a better place, a wish to love, enjoy and help one another. When we feel safe and loved we usually feel generous. When we feel fearful and alone, we often just wish to hide or feel better.

So here is a call for those who are afraid to ask for help and a thank you to those who already have. Your healing affects everyone. Your joy adds to the joy in the world. Your reach for inner peace adds to the peace in all our lives and your love and forgiveness adds to the love and forgiveness in all of us. This is not a comment from a hippie therapist. This is a call to action.

The conflict you resolve in your relationship adds to the conflict we resolve in the world. The insight, understanding and self awareness you gain improves the level of insight, understanding and awareness we experience with everyone.

So be brave and know that your efforts toward a happier you, make a happier world. You are not alone. You are part of a We.

Thank you for your vulnerability, your dark side, your bright side, your courage to be real and your willingness to grow. I am a grower too. I came here to grow and help others on their journey toward a happier life.

What did you come here to do? Who did you come here to love? What difference did you come here to make? If you would like some help to sort out your thoughts or support and guidance as you move forward on your life’s path or a cheerleader for your creative and entrepreneurial dreams or simply a listening ear. Reach out. You deserve to feel good and live the life you really want. Be Bold, your future self will thank you.

Feel free to join the conversation. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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