“The most ancient form of suffering is what we do to ourselves and our body – in what we say or don’t say, feel or don’t feel, do or
don’t do. In our search for the Eden we lost as children, we lose the magic of the present. The story of our lives that we hang onto no longer works for us and seems never finished.
Self-acceptance is the real Eden. There is a way of finishing the cycle of self-doubt. The energy we liberate from our needless suffering is available once more for creative living in the here and now.”
I wrote that several years ago, then filed it away. It surfaced when I was tidying up old files. It is the reason behind my desire and passion for doing what I do, and why I chose to call what I do “The Joy of Living”.
Have you ever done that? Jotted down something that many years later strikes you as immediately meaningful in your life? Perhaps it’s time to take another look and see what the elder within you was trying to tell you. You may find something that moves you from wuat others have said.
Maryanne Nicholls is a Toronto based, certified Psychotherapist offering a balanced approach to mental health. Please visit www.thejoyofliving.co for information on her services, or contact her directly to find out how she can help you reclaim the joy of living.