When crisis offers us the opportunity for personal growth
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Noëlle Rorke MBACP, Dip Couns; Dip Coach; BEd
3rd April, 20180 Comments
Sometimes our world can seem to tip upside down. What we expected to happen doesn’t, and what we didn’t expect to happen does. This might be an unexpected serious illness, a relationship breakdown, or a redundancy. Whatever the cause, the result can be profound.
How we respond to a less certain future will undoubtedly test us. It can be beneficial to revisit our core values, where a fresh understanding can occur. What we value in others is also true for ourselves. The truth we seek in others reflects a desire to be true to ourselves. The respect we offer others is a will to be respected. The love we offer others is an extension of the love we wish to be surrounded by.
In our hour of need, it is important to feel anchored to our authentic self. It may be tempting to search for our lost equilibrium in less helpful places. The difficulties we encounter will perhaps be accompanied by a wrenching sadness, heartbreak, even despair. But we can respond to the call for self reflection, or we can choose to ignore it. In embracing it, we say yes to a bumpy ride, probably scary and challenging. But the rewards cannot be underestimated.
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