My therapist on occasion has mentioned the strength that she sees within me. I don’t see it myself and will tell her so. She told me recently that maybe I am comfortable feeling that way. I have given it some thought and she is probably right to a certain extent. It is hard to let go of my belief set and step out of my box. I also think that we are looking at it from different perspectives.
She tells me that she sees strength in me in how I survived and learned to cope with what I was dealt with. She also tells me she sees strength in that I am willing to go through the hard stuff in my healing journey. I see a lack of strength in me because of how I can’t seem to deal with it now and that I let my past affect me after all these years. I see a lack of strength in me for the fact that it even affected me at all. But the curious thing is, is that I don’t see a lack of strength in other people at all. I can easily see the strength in others with their healing journeys and lives. I’m not sure why I can’t see it within myself.
So as I said I have given this some thought. I decided to step out of my box and try to figure out what could be a strength. If not a strength then an accomplishment. I hope that I can come up with something.