I came across this poem by Hannah Brencher which summed up quite nicely for me the ‘unpacking’ that occurs in therapy:
“We all have a bag. We all pack
differently. Some of us are
travelling light. Some of us are
secret hoarders who’ve never
parted with a memory in our lives.
I think we are all called to
figure out how to carry our bag
to the best of our ability, how to
unpack it, and how to face the mess.
I think part of growing up is
learning how to sit down on
the floor with all of your things and
figuring out what to take with you
and what to leave behind.
– Hannah Brencher
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