The mind is a mystery to me. It feels like an ocean with many different layers. At the surface are great big waves that crash against the surface of the ocean with such power that it could destroy whatever lies in its way. As we go down the pressure builds but there is a calmness and a fullness.

Things that happen in our day to day life, are the waves that crash against the shore. It can feel like that is all we are because they make the biggest splashes and seem to possess so much power.

Most people come into therapy because of the big waves that have created damage or destruction in their lives and relationships. Some even think that the goal is to make the ocean calm and smooth without the waves by getting rid of the ocean.

The waves are powerful and can be enormous. If we can appreciate their power and their beauty, we might just be able to understand the causes and conditions that are the underlying forces behind these waves.