True Self: Beneath The Layers of Our Learning.

Perspective on Trauma

“Finally, I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself, unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already surpass myself”. Thomas Merton.

This is one of my favorite Thomas Merton quotes. It captures both the complexity and simplicity in accepting oneself. Speaking specifically to the genuine necessity in knowing your own truth, purpose, or true self.

As a clinician finding this true self is what, I believe, the work of therapy (if not life in general) is about.

At the core of us, all of us, lays our beginning self. The self we were born to the world with. The essence that was there before the world conditioned it, to wait beneath the layers, for our return.

In brief description, utilizing…

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