The gentleman sat looking at me with what looked like a giant question mark on his face. It was one of the sessions where he and I were connecting the dots. This happened, that happened, I did, they did, I went, and now here I am. He asks, ‘so because of this and that, that is why I am here and feel this way?’ “I didn’t realize all this was connected with one another, I didn’t see it!”
Friendship, counseling, or spiritual mentoring is helpful for us to see those thoughts, ideas, and perceptions that we may not be able to see because, well, many reasons…denial, busyness, preoccupation, pain, or self absorption. The process of self awareness and growth is helped greatly by the submission of our life story to the hearing of trusted companions.
A great question that may be helpful which I learned this weekend is, “In what areas am I blind to the truth of my life situations?”.
I believe that question is best asked by fellow sojourners to one another. Consider who you could have coffee with and ask that question, that your journey may be lit in a new and wondrous light. That you may say, I was blind but now I see.