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Courage to Change; Resolving Anxiety and Depression-Portland Oregon

February 9, 2011
I have been reading David Richo's book, How to Be An Adult in Relationships, and love some questions he poses on page 5 of the introduction:
"What will it take to find the happiness I always wanted?
Will I feel loved the way I always wanted to be loved?
What will it take for me to let go of the past?
Will I learn to protect my own boundaries, insist that others honor them, and honor those of others?
Will I ever let go of the need to control?
Will I ever dare to love with all my heart?"                                          (It's easy to buy his book from my website!)

Writing and processing your thoughts and feelings about the above questions or talking about them with an objective party such as a therapist can help you to release old patterns that are stunting your life. 
What are your questions for your life?  How would your life be different if you made the changes you desire?

 We tend to be shy of change; it means we will be different from who we are now and our lives will change. We have an ability to accept the status quo no matter how bad it is because it is familiar, and on some level we have learned to deal with it.  But are we truly living when we are stagnating in an unhappy situation?  People will stay in terrible relationships or terrible situations because of their fear of change.  This fear is worth examining.  What are my fears about changing myself or something in my life? 
Blessings...


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