As part of a Professional Development class for my massage therapy training, we had a discussion last night that really caused me to dig deeply. A chance and an opportunity to search my soul. A time to really question, reflect, and verbalize who I am as a person. The values and vision I have in my life for not only my career as a massage therapist, but as a person.
Doing this sort of exercise wasn't that difficult for me, as I am a very "internal" person; often analyzing my emotions, my thoughts, and the meaning of my life. The meaning and purpose of life in general.
But as I sat there in my desk last night, this act of deep pondering, concretely thinking, and written expression about my life brought so many feelings to the surface. Tender emotions that have been building, especially within the past few days.
And the tears wouldn't stop flowing...
(I'm not sure the exact purpose in my sharing of these deeply personal feelings here, but I feel a need and a desire somehow, as this blog is literally my personal journal and record of my life. In a real sense it is a profound, meaningful, and often times, much needed "therapy" of sorts; a place of deep and satisfying self expression and soul searching.)