When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” Rumi
Gnōthi Seauton: Know Thyself
Most important for me in my work with you is to be present and to welcome whatever you may bring to the session at the time. My intention is to assist you experiencing your true self, the essence of your being in this world. It has been my experience through the years of my life and work that having access and contact with this true self leads to our purpose and fulfillment in life. And, that brings the wisdom and courage to fulfill one’s destiny. When that happens an inner sense of happiness and peace is present, no matter what situations or events life may bring.
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.”
~ Wendell Berry
My approach involves beginning the work with you by finding where you are right now in your life, and all that may involve and mean to you. It is from there that I approach working with you. I see life as a journey, from beginning to end, from birth to death. And the work, my approach, once again, within the view that life is a journey, is to first come to know where you are right now on that journey. And, where have you been? Where are you going? And, to come to know what meaning, what sense, you have made of all this.
Is where you are right now, where you want to be on that journey? Do you know where you are going, where you want to be? What’s keeping you from knowing? What’s keeping you from getting to where you want to be? What’s helping you along the way? What’s supporting you on the journey.
For me, to get to all of this requires coming to know yourself. My approach to working with you involves helping you to get there, to know yourself. And, then to bring that self to more and more of your life, work, and relationships.
The intention is for you to get a better sense of yourself and where you are going, where you want to go. My role is to help you in all of this. That is, simply put, my approach. I bring all my personal and professional training and experience to that work with you.
This is a process that takes its own time nd varies from person to person, and from concern to concern. All the while, you are an active participant, and ultimately the director, in the process. You then come to a better understanding and relationship with your setbacks and fears so that you can achieve your goals in life. My education, training, and life experience are the resources I use to better facilitate that process for you. The work evolves out of our relationship with each other.
Let me leave here with a poem by William Stafford that is something I hold in my work:
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.