Saturday, July 17, 2010
In a few weeks, actually Aug. 4th, I will be having my final visit with my therapist. We have been together, except for a six month break, for over 8 years. I am excited, elated and nervous and anxious, but I know because of the work I have done with her, I will be able to handle it all. I just came across an article in the online Yoga Journal about joy. It mentioned the four inner "Divine Abodes" of Buddhism: lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
I realized in an instant that is exactly what I have learned in therapy-I went looking for a way out of a well of darkness and found the light of lovingkindness. I went to find a way out of myself and found compassion for myself and others. I went from a place of despair and found joy everywhere I look. I went looking for serenity and peace and found equanimity.
I have been blessed.