"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child." Carl Jung
If, when you look back at a stressful time in your life, check to see where even only moments of warmth and kindness touched you. If you find those moments, remember, and build on those gifts to your soul that helped you survive.
If you cannot find such moments, please attend to yourself. Now is the time to give yourself that warmth in countless ways. Let that warmth sink into your cells. Let it warm the frozen parts of your psyche. Let that warmth allow healing and new perspectives.
What was does not have to be forever. You can create the warmth and kindness you need to thrive.
The right psychotherapist can help. (right for you!)
Joanna Poppink, MFT, private practice psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder recovery. Licensed in CA, A, FL, UT, OR. E-mail for free telephone consultation.
Book: Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder