‘As if nothing has changed over the last twenty years! I have grown older but am I not supposed to also be wiser by now?’ I was having a phone conversation with Elsa, a smart woman who had recently picked up some of her old journals from when she was in her early thirties. Only to find out that the issues that bothered her then, were the very same things that she is facing now she’s in her fifties.
I felt how painful this discovery was for her. And I sympathized with her. But I wasn’t surprised.
One thing I know for sure: it’s not about the job we’re in or the lover we are involved with. It is us that is the red thread in all of our stories. If we choose not to heal the parts in us that require our attention –yes this is a deliberate choice- we’ll run into painful situations over and over again.