Revelation of the day: (discovered on my morning walk)
It occurs to me that I go to therapy as if it was supervision for me as a therapist.
Not as if it was therapy for me as me.
Indeed, I go through life observing, listening, trying to understand the other person's point of view, and feeling numb and detached most of the time - as if I was practicing being a therapist for humankind!
These are not intimate interactions.
This is the way I keep myself safe.
This is how I delude myself into thinking I am in control,
or keep from letting my guard down.
This way I keep me away from being an authentic me.
A year ago at Mining Nuggets: Being me