The Couch

“Someone is on the therapist’s couch because of you!” – Inyanla Vanzandt


Of course, we have all been there, figuratively and/or literally speaking. And as usual, I was taking notes during Oprah’s Lifeclass and too was making it personal (and that’s a good thing…b/c you don’t point fingers, you turn and apply the lessons inward – first). So, I therefore was thinking “I don’t have any issues with forgiveness. Whatever is in the past…is in the past, I am ok with it, I am through with it…” e-ce-ta-ra, e-ce-ta-ra!

As I awoke quite earlier than usual this morning, I decided I would review my notes from last night’s Lifeclass. I was thinking that it was “lackluster” because I’d recalled a show not long ago on OWN regarding “forgiveness”…stay with me, this is so good. I then realized that it’s not always about me and sometimes it’s not about you, but it is always about someone that is “on the couch”. OMG, I can teach on this for a moment.

What a flash of insight! We get so caught up in self, our own lives that we aren’t thinking about the anguish, distress or pain that we have caused someone else. I mean you remember when you were an ass to that black or white person or that Christian, Muslim or Jew just because they are who they are. Oh, don’t get me started! You see it is really not about “you” or “me” Boo. It’s about the other person that you or I put on the couch! – Period, Case-Closed!

3 thoughts on “The Couch”

  1. Here’s another note. Tony Robbins then comes along later and says, “Self-awareness is a rare human commodity…”.
    You see, as I grow more mature and hopefully more wiser, I’d like to become more “self-aware”. Self-aware in the sense that I am completely aware of the world that I am to helping to create!

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