Take a moment….think about what that means to you. “From the withered tree….a flower blooms”. Do you notice a picture in your mind? Do you feel it resonating somewhere within? If a picture came to mind, what did you see? Is the focus more on the withered tree or did the flower get your attention? If it resonated within, where did you feel it?
If you identify more with the tree, you are not alone. I’ve had many clients who have spent years of their lives feeling a little like a “withered tree”. Just trying to survive another day. Waiting for a reprieve. Having little hope that anything will ever really change.
But, somewhere within, there is a part that recognizes a little bud trying desperately to push through. You may not be able to see or feel its existence, but it is there. It is that part that has kept you going. It is that part that gets people to go to therapy, even if they’re not really sure it will help. Especially, if they’ve already tried therapy before.
Through understanding how you see yourself, you can begin the process of identifying the little “bud” within you. I assure you it’s there. It’s just been waiting for the safest conditions to bloom. What type of flower might you be?