Southend on Sea, UK - when the tide was going out leaving all the boats stranded, as if levitating over what was left of the water. I captured this image in 2009 when I visited my friends in London. On that day they told me how a few months earlier during a storm they lost their own boat to the savege waves and the stormy sea, but they were lucky and their little seaside hut survived. Southend is one of the favourite beaches of Londoners, as it is just "one street away" (meaning a motorway away) from the busy London.
When I saw the image today once again it jumped out, it reminded me of how as humans sometimes we are so out of depth in our own life, that we are almost drowning in 1 inch of water. This reminded me of the countless conversations I had with my adult clients, parents , who struggle to parent their children, and who feel that they needs a professional to come in and solve their issues, whereas they already have the skills they just forgot how to use them.
Do you ever find yourself so overwhelmed by life, that you forget the most basic things? Have you felt so out of depth and yet all you needed is a reminder that you "got this"? Have you figured our who your "champion" is? Who that person is, who depsiteit all roots for you and brings you back to base? But then again, are you your own champion?
This week I found myself reminding two different parents that when they first became mothers and their child was struggling because he or she was hungry or tired or was learning to walk or talk, they did not give up and they stayed the course despite being exhausted. And yet, as they are struggling with their teenagers they are ready to give up on the very individual they cared for as a baby. I also had to remind them the importance of self care, and of finding their own "champion" that person who can help them overcome this new hurdle. Ad both parents remembered their role, and remembered how important it was for them to have "me time" and recognised that they need ot be their own champion, that they have to root for themselves and find the courage and energy to continue, as they are on a journey and are doing a worthwhile job, looking after a human in training.
Do you ever feel like you are still a human in training? Do you ever feel like you have learnt all the lessons to be learned? Do you feel like you have reached all there is to know about yourself and the world?
If the answer is no, that means you are open to more, that means that you are out of your depth sometimes, but also that you are willing to swim to the shore.
Depth...the path of what is yet to come.
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