I’ve never felt so aware of my ‘aliveness’ and how fragile this whole living thing really is until this happened.
I asked some of my dear friends how they managed to cope when life knocks them down. They all came back with varying responses. Each of their unique personalities shines through their words and I found it so touching to hear what helps them, I learned a lot about my friends reading their coping strategies.
I’m well aware that no test could ever possibly understand 100% of who we are as. We are all a result of many confounding and complex factors. But I do believe these tests are valuable in providing us tools to better understand ourselves.
It’s like I’ve finally crossed enough territory, that I can look back and see my footsteps with enough distance to understand it, to make sense of it.
The Miracle question is an interesting technique used in Solution Focused Therapy that helps a therapist guide the sessions for a client. It’s also something useful to try out with yourself.
But the Cheshire cat had a very good point: tell me where you want to go, otherwise, I’ll tell you where you go. Basically, life will decide for you if you don’t decide for yourself.
I understand why you want to leave this world when it feels like its pushing you out of it. The pain you are experiencing is real and unescapable.
The four of us sat in the living room listening carefully. My mum and dad were sitting on the couch and my sister was on a tall stool, her eyes fixed on the floor.
Isn’t that interesting? The past is just a story we tell ourselves.
I imagine emotional triggers like waves crashing over me in a rough ocean. I’m swimming in a beach, somewhere with warm water and white sand. The water is just deep enough for my feet to reach the bottom. I float like a buoy, in rhythm with the water.