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I've gotten pretty good at detaching from the outcome, but my impatience still frustrates me. I know that there are many reasons beyond my control why one person improves at one pace and others at another. I am patient overall, though. Just look at my choice in football teams.
Taoist wrote:I've seen a lot of clients who don't seem to have any apparent progress in my eyes, but every single time I have to remember that it's THEM who has to confirm or deny that. It might be so subtle that we don't notice it, but I had a lady once tell me that the fact that she was starting to get a few hours of sleep at night after getting a massage was simply monumental to her after being told she had fibromyalgia and being sleep-deprived due to pain for nearly 12 years. I had lost focus on something that seemed small to me since she still had a lot of pain during the day, but I'll never forget how she thanked me in tears for giving her those 2 hours of sleep that was so insignificant to me at first.
As for football, it seems that we get an emotional attachment to a particular team for some reason or another and even when they're constantly losing, we're always their biggest fan; we always have hope for next year
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