Good therapy



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Being authentic means risking finding out

what we truly feel deep inside

— not just living out ideas and expectations

of who we are or who we should be — 

and even being willing to be surprised

by ourselves.


We need to be able to tolerate

the bodily experience of vulnerability

that arises when we risk being real…. 


We are not able to force others

or the world

to meet us with warmth and interest

when we show up in our genuine selves. 

And that is vulnerable.

We need to be able to stay

with ourselves

to feel and deal with the discomfort

of that in our bodies,

if we are to live an authentic life.


~ From Authenticity

by Dr. Sandra Parker



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