A Lightness of Being

'I want to say something about this long view but I’m struggling to find the words. I’m trying to find a way of describing these fragments. It’s a vision of us passing through our lifecycles together – like the salmon making their great migrations in the rivers and the seas; of us swinging around these seasons together, year on year; the evidence etched into our faces. We were all children once and now we’ve grown. We may - though it is far from guaranteed - expect to reach old age, like fruits ripening on the vine. As a counsellor I have the tremendous privilege to accompany and walk with people in the different life stages they find themselves within; life stages I myself might have lived through, or may anticipate living through yet. I therefore want to offer a psychological story – my attempt to articulate this common journey we find ourselves on.'

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