Friday, June 3, 2011

You Can Do Anything You Choose to Do

Someone was hurt before you; wronged before you; hungry before you; frightened before you; beaten before you; humiliated before you; yet someone survived. - Maya Angelou

What do you do when it seems as if people want to stay in their pain? They have a story to tell and they tell you every chance they get. It may get to the point that they become so entrenched in their pain that they stop looking for a way out. Well, believe it or not, they may like where they are. Our job is to leave them there. You can point the way out of pain, but you cannot force them to get out. You can support the move beyond their limitations, but you cannot make the move. Movement requires learning from painful experiences by recognizing the role we have played. If we continually tell the story without drawing a conclusion, we become the victims of the drama of pain.

We can do anything we choose to do!