Thought for the Day ~ Don’t Push the River

Healing takes time…….don’t push the river.  No matter what we are experiencing in our lives…..there are no short cuts to finding our way home.  Life is going to happen, sometimes the way you want it to and a lot of the time the way you don’t.  As children we don’t have all the tools we need to heal.  As adults we know the path but we are looking for shortcuts.  There are none.  We have to do the difficult work, the self reflection, taking responsibility for our actions, and holding ourselves accountable for what we did or did not do. We have to let our hearts heal. We cannot chase anything, but rather, we must be open to receiving.

Open to receiving the messages that we need in order to heal ourselves. We also need to learn to trust, for with trust the rest falls into place.  All those doubts are because you didn’t trust yourself.  They are because you didn’t love yourself, and most importantly because you told yourself you were not enough.  You are enough.  You are more than enough.  You are the director of the movie script in which you find yourself. So pick yourself up and dust yourself off and know that the only way out….is through.  Learn and grow gently, by letting go of pain and remembering love, and then you can unravel the entanglements that caught you.  When you trust yourself completely, you can know peace more deeply. 

Cheryl Strayed said “That place of true healing is a fierce place.  It’s a giant place.  It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light.  And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it. You let time pass.  That’s the cure. You survive the days. You cry and wallow and lament and scratch your way back up through the months.  And then one day you find yourself alone on a bench in the sun and you close your eyes and lean your head back and you realize you’re ok.”


By Lisa Scott Executive/Life Coach