A Little too Close to Home?
Originally written - Sunday, July 6, 2008
I am recouping from my busy weekend with family. We had a wonderful time
celebrating our parent’s 50th anniversary and everyone made it home. My mother
enjoyed every ‘picture taking minute’ of our time together. It is tough to get
all 25+ of us together at one time, so she took as many as she wished. After
all, it was her day, so we complied.
Many great memories we talked and laughed about, while making more. I hope
you were able to have a wonderful 4th of July with your family and friends. We
here in northern Iowa had amazing weather to enjoy the weekend.
For a few weeks now, I have been thinking about a few responses I have had
about my book. To some people, this book hits a little too close to home.
What I mean by this is how frightening it is to look in the mirror of self,
so I want to talk more about this. My hopes are to support the people who are
having trouble reading the book or stopping himself or herself from reading it.
You are NOT alone! It is scary to start a journey of looking within, especially
when life has been so busy that you have been put on the back burner. This
happens slowly over time, and unknowingly in some ways. I, too, have been
One of my hopes when writing this book was to support the person who is too
scared of looking within and can’t quite verbalize this yet. When any sort of
self-discovery journey begins for anyone, you can panic because you do not know
what you will see on the inside. I remember this very well in rehab many years
ago. I remember saying to myself over and over, “What if I am rotten to the
core?” or “What if I am not as good as I hope I am.” And, “What
if I just don’t like what I see!”
This makes me so sad looking back at myself as a young girl in treatment. I
know it was my experiences, and I am so grateful I continued on my life of
taking care of me. What a terrible place to be! I will never forget where I
came from. I got through it and no longer feel this way, so you can too!
However, I am not perfect and still have tough days, but my feelings and fears
are not this deep any longer, so this is your pocket of hope.
So this is my olive branch to those of you who are a bit apprehensive
to looking within for the first time. Remember, your soul is good, kind, and
caring. The ‘stuff’ on top of it is ‘life’s happenings’ and we are going to do
some housecleaning. If you feel the need for one on one guidance, this is the
perfect time to invest in a personal Master
Self-Discovery Coach™ or counselor. They offer you the strongest unbiased
support and tools to a strong inner core. The two go hand in hand and true
change happens when both areas have the same attention.
Then your life is like ripples in a pond, these strong, loving vibes
affect the rest of your life when your core is healing and stronger. Remember,
a good coach will never judge you and the investment in yourself is so worth
Therefore, here is your challenge for the day. Take one day at a time and
start with your Pockets of Pearls WorkBook journey.
You do not have to go through this alone! There are many women and men who are
taking this journey with satisfaction, conviction, and are pleased with the
improvement on self. Are you ready for some pearls of YOUR personal wisdom!
Have a great Sunday and let me know if you have any questions!
Copyright © 2008 Merna Throne. All