The Simple Truth

There are many things that I love about the work that I do as a mental health counselor.  I feel honored and privileged that my clients are able to confide very personal (sometimes embarrassing) information about themselves.  I love those “ah-ha” moments when the big picture finally comes into focus.  Most of all, I love seeing clients turn a simple dialogue into a life-changing event.

I’ve been humbled many times by clients who took a simple discussion and turned it into a life-changing event or decision.  I say humbled because it is often the simple truth that seemed almost unnecessary to utter that is responsible for great change.  Sometimes we need to be reminded of the simple truth.  I find that our present-day society values and seeks to be impressed by complexity, while the answers we are looking for are often simple.

Next time you or someone you know is looking for an answer, don’t shy away from the simple truth.  It could be exactly what that person needs to hear.  Even in all its simplicity, truth remains a burning sun that casts away all darkness.

Be a light to your world today!

 

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KISS – Keep It Simple, Silly!

Ever feel weighed down by the hustle and bustle of every day life?  I know I do.  You reach a point where you begin to look desperately for a way to squeeze in some down time or even a vacation, but you can’t seem to be able to justify fitting it in anywhere.  You’re worn out from driving around to run errands and chauffeur people around.  You and your significant other hardly spend time together that doesn’t involve talking about finances, children, or something that requires problem solving.  You want to pursue your life goals and realize that there’s not enough time in a day, or in a year for that matter.

My answer?  Kiss.  Yes, KISS… Keep It Simple, Silly!  We can run around pursuing all sorts of dreams, committing to all sorts of causes or sports.  In the end, how many of these are actually helping you attain your ultimate goal?  I’ve found simplicity to be an important part of self-care.  When it’s simple, it’s not very stressful.

Simplicity gives you a clear sense of direction, whereas complexity pulls you in many directions at once.  The key to happiness, in my mind, is not about having more or doing more, but in being the best version of yourself.  To do so, you need a clear sense of direction and purpose, which comes from simplicity.

Be a light to your world today!