the humbled therapist

Kindness

Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes any sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.

Naomi Shihab Nye (italics mine)

thehumbledtherapist:

thehumbledtherapist:

that moment when you’ve been on hold for 35 mins waiting to make a child abuse report but you really have to pee 😣😱

going on 57 mins…

I broke my own 40 min record and made the report 84 mins later…

thehumbledtherapist:

that moment when you’ve been on hold for 35 mins waiting to make a child abuse report but you really have to pee 😣😱

going on 57 mins…

that moment when you’ve been on hold for 35 mins waiting to make a child abuse report but you really have to pee 😣😱

“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”
— Hermione to Ron
“Whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”
— Flora Edwards

feelthefearanddoitanyway-x:

This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Even if school, work or general life isn’t okay, you’ll get through it because you are damn strong and amazing.

(via thehumbledtherapist)

“Therapy is really hard to do. Good therapy is, anyway. Bad therapy is pretty easy: giving advice, passively listening, befriending clients or following a rigid protocol for every client. Good therapy is incredibly demanding and involves observing and then integrating information on a number of levels. That’s why it can be so hard to find a good therapist, and why I have seen brilliant and terrible ones from all backgrounds and levels of education.”
— from How to Do Good Therapy (via traumatherapist)

(via it-will-all-make-sense)

shouldnt:

I AM SO EXCITED TO WEAR SWEATERS AGAIN

(via aimingforrecovery)

“When you realize that your worth is not dependent on what you do or don’t do, but that it is already abundant in your natural being…then doing the things you “have” to do, to reach your goals and dreams, really become quite enjoyable as you open yourself to learning curiously in the moment.”
— balanceandblessings (via balanceandblessings)

(via socialworkeroneday)

fishingboatproceeds:

smartaleckette:

What would you say to people who are disappointed that they have been sorted into Hufflepuff? (x)

Hufflepuff Pride!

(via tardischasingcompanion)

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw (via kushandwizdom)

Good Vibes HERE

(via quotelounge)

(via smileyy-steph)