By Susan Stay
Take a pen and piece of paper and write these words on the top, “I don’t need to be, “
Most of us have written lists of what we need to be in order to be successful, worthy, good enough or acceptable. I will share the list that I wrote when attending a workshop at The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington D.C. facilitated by Daniel Leven, MPC, RSMT. Dan’s workshop was entitled, “Awakening Your Heart. -A day of movement, meditation and dance.”
The title is Scary stuff for a woman that sits in her brain day in and day out. The top of my paper says, who I need to be? We therapist’s are all about change so I made the assumption that I needed to be something, other.
It was freeing to consider that I don’t need to be the laundry list of pressures I place upon myself. I will share my list with you.
I DON’T NEED TO BE
There was something magical about not needing to be those things. By setting myself free from what I believed I needed to be I was able to be all of them (in moments) for the rest of the day. I had moments of real magic when I was able to let go and dance. Try this. You don’t need to be…Perfect.