Yesterday, as I was learning a gallery of helpful information at a group psychotherapy conference held at a Boston college, I saw this:
Even though that gallery is blank, I think it’s a helpful invitation to imagine how each of us might fill that in with our own, hard-won wisdom.
Here and now, I write these on my personal gallery of helpful information:
- People can keep learning and growing, every day of their lives.
- Horrible tragedies happen in this world.
- Human beings are hard-wired to connect with others.
- All healing is mutual.
- It helps me to forgive those who have hurt me in the past.
- I am neither as unimportant or as important as I fear.
- We are all the experts on our own experiences.
- Love is all around us, even if we don’t sense it.
- Worry sucks.
- You can always make a new friend.
- Everything that has ever happened to me in the past is in my mind, body, and soul.
- It helps me to be in the here and now.
- All the different parts of me are valuable.
- Nobody can predict the future.
- I can transform and let go of fear.
- We are all alone and also connected to everything, at the same time.
- Because of our survival instincts, we will automatically focus on threats first.
- Often, it’s safer than it feels.
- Most people, if they knew me, would wish me well.
- I love my work.
- I’m glad my son is going to college in Scotland, even though I’m going to miss him so.
- Death does not conquer us.
- Shit happens.
- Beauty happens.
- I wish my life could be a musical.
- If I like myself, it’s easier to like others.
- I like myself!
- I would love to be dancing with Gene Kelly, right now.
Here’s a gallery of some recent photos I haven’t shared with you yet (presented in helpful chronological order):
What would you include in your personal gallery of helpful information?
Thanks to the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP), Peter J. Taylor and Roger Saint-Laurent, the Tony Awards, Gene Kelly, and all who helped me create today’s gallery of helpful information, including you!