“Imagine you are hiking up a mountain.”

Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

That fall reminds you of the trauma again.

We see the present experience through the lens of the past. Yet we would do well to remember that we are here in the present, not there in the past.

The tendency is to just sit where we have fallen; we have not rolled all the way back down the mountain. Yet we are immobilized by thoughts of the pain of the past and the fear of the future.

audio from Anchor.fm

clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, runner in Georgia, co-author of When Anxiety Strikes from Kregel Publications.

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