My very used and worn down mug making an appearance on Insight of the Week. Yes, the quote itself is insightful but what do I mean by it? Well, I reach for this mug on the days that I feel overwhelmed and there is much to tackle in the world. It reminds me to take a step back, get grounded, and feel a part of and connected to the bigger picture. I read it once and I read it again... Big Sigh... "I got this."
My clients will very often here me say "trust the process", especially in the beginning of therapy. Therapy is a process! It takes time, patience, faith and hope. Chances are, whatever you are here to talk about did not happen overnight. You have a process and you owe it to yourself to trust it, allow space for it, and engage with it. Otherwise you run the risk of trying hasty ineffective fixes that may cause more grief and anxiety.
Sometimes we need to let go of our own timelines and deadlines. Sometimes we have to realize that we have got to do something different. And sometimes we need to accept that we just do not understand it all right now. By trusting the process we value our journey, appreciate all the experiences we are comprised of, determine our self worth, and claim what we deserve.
Read it once... read it again... begin to trust YOUR process. When you do, you will be pleasantly surprised by what you learn, the work you accomplish, and the peace you feel throughout.