Each of us is on a journey. This journey is our story. And naturally you are the protagonist in this story, which like any story, has conflict. And no one can resolve this conflict but you. As therapist Kim Schneiderman, LCSW, MSW, writes in her excellent book Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life, “nobody is going to rescue us.”
While we have support from others, it’s up to us to solve the problem, navigate the challenge, make things right, cope effectively. Which can feel very scary, especially if you’re not sure that you’re up to the task, especially if you have a hard time trusting yourself.
“[W]e need to access our own inner superhero to save our inner selves,” Schneiderman writes. She needed to summon her inner superhero after her father’s passing.