23 June 2011

A need for rumination and reflection

Things happen.
Life changes.
Understanding why doesn't change the changes or or reverse the effects.

A desire to understand is human.

Leslie Parrott quotes an old professor, " ... nothing can belong to us, even our own experience, unless we understand it."

Often we make sense of things when we have time to process events or catalysts.

Sometimes we need to talk things through with a trusted advisor.

Sometimes distance gives us perspective that close proximity could not.

Clarity, or an acceptable opacity, is often followed by peace or acceptance, ownership of the experience and somewhere to stand as we venture forth.

2 comments:

jane said...

You've just described counselling!

Jill said...

I did!? So that's what counselling is! :~)