When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.Viktor E. Frankl
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.Carl Jung
A Father’s Guide to Wisdom
I am going back to my roots here. Yes, as a father, I love to show my children examples of our human capacity to change. But like most people, the idea of change can be daunting if not a downright paralyzing psychological undertaking.
I cannot remove myself from my training. Being a psychoanalytically trained therapist, I look for those inner dynamics that lead to the possibility of profound psychological growth. By understanding the workings of the unconscious mind and emotions, inroads present themselves where walls once stood as barriers to our physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. I believe this is what Frankl and Jung allude to when they speak of the dynamic effects behind any emotional or behavioral change.
When we truly let go and let God, we give control over to something greater. As the poet, Hafiz once said, “God will climb into your pocket,” and lead the way.
To find balance within body, mind, and spirit is an arduous, but worthy undertaking. It leads the way to emotional wellbeing and stability of the Self-image God knows we are capable of becoming. What journey of 1,000 miles will you begin today with a single step?
Namaste. May prayers and blessings find you today as you learn to believe, achieve, and advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.