Thursday, October 14, 2021
Helping our patients with their “inner work” to fine balance
Over the years, I’ve seen folks who are extremely successful in terms of the “outer world” measures, but are quite unsuccessful in terms of their “inner world” measures. They may have a lot of inner conflict, inner disharmony, feelings of inauthenticity, and can be quite miserable.
So I wonder why …
The pattern I often saw, was that they may have been too much focused on the “outer measures”, and forget to focus on their inner principles, values or feelings to find balance. Of course, what we focus on, we tend to become better at those.
So part of counseling is to facilitate this “reconciling or balancing” process.
Often, more “inner work”, especially in the inner principles, values or feeling department is required.