"You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking."
~ Maya Angelou

September 18, 2014

I've Got YOU...

by Daniel Jacob, MSW: Founder of Can You Hear Me?

I've Got YOU...  The universe has a way of teaching all of us some truly valuable lessons as we strive to work towards progress.  As I reflect on my own process, one that includes the opportunity to share through my writing I realize that I have been gone since July...  No particular reason(s) why other than the need to be somewhere else presented itself.  I am glad to be back though in that place that supports my wellness, as I strive to reach those in need.

I've Got YOU...  The field that you have chosen to represent (through challenge and reward) requires much of your individual self, availability and the patience to adjust and adapt along the way.  The results of the work, dedication and the power that lies within your own story can be depleting at times, and I haven't even mentioned the responsibilities and commitment that are asked of you in that other role, your personal life.  There is no mystery that the impact and effect of both of these worlds can be overwhelming and difficult to manage at times.  However, that is the underlying opportunity that I present as I share through the lens of reflective experience.  You see, the universe doesn't pick and choose your opportunities, it only presents them to you while reinforcing the support that it can provide, I've Got YOU...

We can not hide from the stressors or challenges that are in place, they help us grow, develop and move forward.  When we resist the opportunity to learn from the experience then we create unnecessary stress, challenge and the complete opposite outcome of what we are trying to avoid in the first place.  I can share from my own journey that I didn't get this opportunity until I was able to accept, believe and trust the process.  If I wanted to have the quality of life that found me well, I had to commit and do the work.  Now, I don't want to repeat myself in my sharing, but the message is needed as I do believe that there are some readers out there that are continuing to resist and avoid, while still serving in the capacity of helping others.

I don't sit behind the keys asking for approval to share.  I am fully present and committed to supporting the opportunity, while respecting your own self-determination to find the quality of life that you can (and deserve to) have.  The universe will keep presenting you with choices, and no matter what you choose to do with these opportunities it won't abandon you.  As I leave the process that I am grateful to receive, I continue to learn through the lens of a participant observer.  The classroom will always be open, the door only closes when you close it.  May these words find you breathing well out there as you strive to stand up and stay up!  I've Got YOU...

About Author

Daniel Jacob, MSW  Email 
Founder of Can You Hear Me?  Adjunct Lecturer and External Field Instructor at University of Southern California School of Social Work | VAC.  Daniel has a Masters in Social Work (Families and Children Practice/School Social Work).  He is currently nearing the completion of the LCSW testing process as he continues to work towards progress!  More about the man behind the mission ⇢

1 comment:

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