There is a quote that says, “Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets in them.” This has always been a very moving quote because it always seems like life happens to us, or that we are destined for bad things in our lives. The ship continues to take the risk of sinking, even though it is surrounded by water and constant threat of defeat. That is life in all entirety – the risks are all around us as are the threats to harm or hurt us. These threats could be a multitude of things, such as relationship stress, toxic people, money, school, work, or even sometimes just the thoughts in our own heads. Yet, we must move forward every day. That causes quite a bit of anxiety, right? Anxiety leads us to feel paralyzed at times or to be continuously fearful of the “what ifs” in life; and it can drive us to act irrationally or internalize absolutely everything. But that isn’t what the ships teach us, is it? The ships in the water teach us to prepare and plan for what could happen, but not to be so afraid as to not move forward with our journey. That is how counseling can help – we work to prepare ourselves for what life can throw at us since we cannot always prevent things from happening.
At 360 Counseling we have a team of wonderful therapists that look forward to helping you on your journey and to figure out how not let the water in, whatever that may be, and how to thrive with your own personal growth.