purposeful self-realization as a tool for counsellors and as a method of guided imagery for interested users
There are two drives within the human experience – self-preservation or the need to survive, and self-realization or the need to feel and be considered worthwhile. In times of stress or crisis, it is natural for self-preservation to be paramount. Yet, self-realization can surpass and quell the fears and discomfort or threats to our self-preservation.
We can do nothing about the invisible threats that come from the world. Viruses will evolve and will grow, even as we look diligently for them. The constant movement of tiny molecules will always disturb the tranquillity of everything we hold dear. The invisible thoughts and ideas of another person will always impact us when expressed to us or at us. Life constantly does things to threaten self-preservation. It is evident in a crisis but happens every day. It happens more so with people who seek our help, even in conditions that may seem safe to others.
Yet, if we can focus on building our mental strength, we will learn that no virus, no disaster, no contrtary opinion can ever destroy us even as they work to destroy our bodies. We have to be able to impart that to our clients. This is a good time to discover it for ourselves so when we are called on to empower others, we know where we are leading them. Let us use this time purposefully, personally, powerfully – to realize and secure our mental strength, the power that is us.
A recent webinar offered to counsellors on the possibility of securing self when a crisis seems to destroy all we hold dear.
“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo