Thought for today:
‘We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.’
— Marcel Proust
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I have been re-reading one of the books recommended when I was training as a psychotherapist.
It has been a while and having recommended Love’s Executioner by Irvin Yalom to a friend I thought I would read it again.
A lot has changed even though it is only about 4 years since I read it.
Like the old Greek proverb about a man crossing a river.
The world has changed and so have I.
I might not be any wiser, but I have certainly learned a lot on my journey.
In the last 14 months, I have had around 500 client sessions.
There are always surprises, sadness, joy, and attentive hard work.
So re-reading the book has been interesting.
Because it gives me an opportunity to observe what has changed for me, how my experience has shaped my thoughts.
I am a proponent of reflective practice for everyone, as a way of learning and also as a way of recording our development.
Like lava in Iceland, we seem to be stationary yet we are constantly changing.
This first week has been a good one, I’m looking forward to another just like it.