Notes on Discovering your Inner Self
When people are analyzed by a counselor they can start creating inner problems just because they are receiving attention in the role of a client. This can mean finding out they have problems and hang-ups that they never realized before. Is this person really uncovering problems are they just seeing things as difficulties that in reality and in a different light are really strengths, skills and ordinary qualities.
Don’t get me wrong I am quite a supporter of counseling and getting to know yourself better but on the other hand I don’t want you to see things are wrong when really you are good the way you are. This makes me think of peeling the layers of the onion and finding that under each layer there are new aspects of yourself. Don’t peel too many layers at one time but enjoy the layer you are uncovering instead of speeding through your layers. You may find that you learn enough from just a little bit of looking into your character.
I like facilitating healing of some of my aspects but then I like to leave that for awhile and go on to enjoy others expressions artistically and professionally. I like to accomplish tasks and put my efforts into the community around me and the world that involves me. I like to volunteer with acting presentations and one-one-one conversations that bring people to a happier place. I like to spend time with animals and I really enjoy a good book that bridges spirituality with key enlightening experiences.
I have been to counseling and try to remember the things I learned on a regular basis. I like the aspects of counseling that involve just finding out that I’m a pretty neat person the way I am. I have a leading edge in some areas and I’m running to catch up in others. I like having practiced exposing some of my interests, friendships and activities. I liked having someone observe the life I was living.
Now I don’t have a counselor but I have enjoyed talking about inner processes in my poetry and in my writing of other characters. I hope someday to have some of my work seen by the general public. I am able to also feel comfortable with people talking about their processes in an easier way since I had the kindness of the rapport of a good counselor.
If you are seeing a counselor and you are feeling exposed, weakened or threatened I advise you to stop and do your own writing, journaling or letter writing. There are many ways of finding out great things about yourself and only one is through counseling. With a little bit of luck you will find positive ways of getting to know yourself and this may mean changing, transforming and understanding but whatever it involves I hope you find out that you can be a pretty great person even when you are not sure of yourself.
Posted on June 28, 2012, in Emotions, Happiness, Self Esteem and Positivity, mental health, Relationships and tagged alternatives to medication, anger management, empowerment, self-knowledge. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.