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Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

A popular saying is, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” It’s simply one expression of an undeniable fact-of-life.

Essential, worthy things do take time. It entails process. Enough waiting.

Rome wasn’t built in a day

Especially about things that matter in our lives, such as our health or relationships.

Especially about things that naturally evolve and grow, like our brains or skills.

In the work of psychotherapy and inner healing, lasting change takes time and not a little effort.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. But it is possible.

Possible via learning to make brand new choices and habits to replace the bad ones, which take time.

Regardless of what happened to you or what’s happening to you now, you can renew your mind with your choices to a better self. 

But only when you learn to take the time needed. And trust your process.
It is not magic. It is not instant – you attend one or few therapy sessions and “voila!” you’re changed and healed.

The medium of healing and change in time-based psychotherapy is thoughts.

According to author Dr. Caroline Leaf, “thoughts are real things.”

She said that when you choose to think of something, it builds structure (“neural pathways”) into your brain.

That’s pretty mind-opening for a lot of us. To begin change, we need to see thoughts as real things.

She writes, “Whatever you think about the most, grows … When we choose to allow a thought to grow inside our brains, feeding it with attention and time, it will affect the cells in our brain and body, impacting our future thoughts, words, and actions.”

Each psychotherapy session, each day, you make choices to think differently. 

Each day your thoughts change the structure of your brain. These in turn impact your mind, emotions, behaviors, and alter consequences in your life.

“Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)


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