"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin Most of us have heard the famous 12 step saying about "the courage to change the things we can", but this quote is a different spin on this and one that I find very powerful. Denial is such a powerful defense mechanism in our lives. It's one that has the power to destroy relationships and lives. This quote helps remind me that we truly do stay in the role of being powerless over the things we CAN change, if we refuse to face whatever it is that's bothering us in our lives. Not everything is something we have the power to change, but we at least have to face it to find out, or things stay exactly like they are (or get worse). Usually, our pain (or discomfort) has to get higher than our fear of changing, for this to happen.
We hope our inspirational quotes have provided you with some deep thought and reflection on your life. Check back for next week's topic, where we will talk about the Masks we wear in our lives... just in time for Halloween!
Until then, thank you for joining us!
Joleen Watson, MS, NCC, is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. She enjoys doing marriage counseling, relationship counseling, couples counseling, and individual counseling. Imagine Hope also specializes in family, child and adolescent counseling and serves Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield, and Fishers.