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Being a counsellor often includes the dark and the light!

Being a counsellor means often I gotta sit in the emotional dark with another, sometimes I gotta listen to sad or terrifying stories of their experiences and know that I cannot fix it or take their pain away.

Being a Counsellor also means often I get to be there when the chinks of light start shining through for another, sometimes I gotta listen to the rainbows people find after living in a deep dark pit and know that though I travelled beside them and I lend them my being for a bit the work and achievement is all theirs.

This quote speaks to me today: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

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