Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

The Psychology Perspective

We all meet crossroads at times. Decisions… Decisions… Decisions. But what are we to do.

I see a direct correlation between lack of direction the need people have to seek psychological services. We oftentimes get lost in our own quandaries, finding it difficult to make sense of the present because we are either too focused on the future results or walk backwards through the rabbit hole of a past that has already been.

What can we do?

The Crossroads is Opportunity in Action

Robert Frost draws our attention to the road less travelled. Two roads diverge in a wood, and what one do you want to undertake. One is quite possibly like a cragly pit of hell, filled with sharp slopes and unforgiving journeys. The other, beautiful valleys and pretty flours.

Which one is the most travelled?

Remember, the Rabbit Hole in Alice’s wonderful journey was found in the knothole of a beautiful tree in a shaded valley.

Our psychological development is dependent upon friction. It is dependent upon undertaking trauma and overcoming its effects. Any journey of Self Realized growth has at its foundation our inner ability to use consciousness to direct the movie of our life. Don’t shy away from challenges. Persevere despite them.

I thank the profound poet Robert Frost for this bit of information. It truly is an inspiring moment to look at the crossroads, and realize that when we take the road less travelled, we may face adversity and challenges, but these events make all the difference in a life lived with meaningful intent.

What’s your road less travelled?

2 responses to “Inspiration: The Crossroads”

    • Dr. Thomas Maples – Stockton, California – Dr. Thomas Maples, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and the founder of The Stockton Therapy Network. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he has helped many people resolve interpersonal conflict, heal from the emotional distress, and overcome mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and issues that result from personality disorders. He also specializes in helping couples resolve interpersonal problems, marital discord, and parent / child relationship conflicts by helping his clients identify the sources of relationship conflict, find areas of growth they can agree to engage, and setting a plan to enact those changes to assure relational growth. As a researcher and writer, Dr. Maples focuses on developmental, analytical, and psychoanalytic methods of psychology. Through his writings, Dr. Tom has helped countless people understand, plan, and implement effective paths to reach optimal psychological, spiritual, and physiological development. "Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams."
      Dr. Thomas Maples says:

      Thank you. I will stop by to check it out.

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