My heart is full this morning. I have come to a hallmark birth-day, this one a 'large number'! And I am so grateful for my life.
And I am grateful for the work I do and the people I interact with. I was at a therapist's training yesterday and looking around I sensed and could see the dedication and intention of each person in the room to do good, to help, to assist those in need. What a beautiful way to offer ones' self to the world.
And in each encounter with my lovely and precious clients, I am reminded again and again of how any goodness I might sense or feel, or that might be acknowledged is simply a reflection of the beauty of the person sitting across from me. The inner strength, the allies and resources, the lineage that has pushed them forward to do their healing. To break the patterns of dysfunction going back generations. To love and cherish their loved ones and progeny.
How much hope is there in that: each generation tries valiantly to do better than the previous one.
I am not naive enough to realize that is not everyone. But I truly believe it is most of us. Moving forward. Healing. Doing our work. Shining our lights brighter and brighter all the time.
So I am convinced more and more that I am simply a mirror. Reflecting. Loving. Encouraging. Gently 'pushing' and nudging each of us toward wholeness in all ways: body, mind, heart and soul.