When you are at the frontier, you feel alive.
Being at the frontier, you experience an interplay between being awakened and a sense of surrender.
Every now and then, I get hit by the wave of accumulated work. To ease my mind from the stresses, I try to do tiny things to mix things up. For instance, on my way to work, I would sometimes park my car near a lighthouse at a place called the South Mole (see featured image). This place overlooks the city of Fremantle, where my practice is located. Being at the edge between the land and the Indian ocean, I experience those two states of being awake and surrender.
There’s something to be said about being at the edge of something spacious. You see and perceive things differently.
Therapists are called to heal, move and inspire others. In order to do so, we need to experience being at the frontier. Not just some lofty notion of being at the cutting edge of knowledge, but rather, to first figure out where you stand in your journey of development, and second, to begin to explore your frontier.
Your frontier is not the same as mine. It is imperative for each of us to figure that out.
Often, we see more clearly in the presence of someone else. Someone who has the ability to guide and mentor. The litmus test of who this someone might be is that you see a better version of yourself and others when you are in the presence of this person.
This person is likely to help you take those steps to discover your frontier. And most importantly, to not just become self-aware of your growth edge, but also to enter into them.
Maybe you are that guide and mentor to your clients or supervisees, providing healing and development. In our work, we help others face their edge states.
Likewise, as healers and influencers, we are beckoned to explore the edges of our inner and outer landscapes. When we feel alive, we give life.