"It was the first time in my life that anyone had looked at me not as a lowly girl who was always disappointing everyone, but as a human being who had value." *
This quote is from a story in Parabola magazine about a Korean girl who felt different, unappreciated, scorned. Korean girls at this time were expected to become wives and mothers, but this girl wanted only to teach martial arts. Eventually she met someone who invited her to look him in the eyes (a forbidden act for a girl in her culture), which allowed him to in turn look deeply into her eyes. He sensed her dreams and schemes and lovingly affirmed her (counter-cultural) strivings.
This story illustrates how I want you to feel as my client; that I sense your dreams and schemes and honor them. I want you to encounter your own inner desires, find your inner Approver and say YES to yourself.
Photograph by Sally Mann
*Kim, Tae Yun, from "Seven Steps to Inner Power." Excerpted from Parabola Magazine Summer 2018.