“Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.”-Alan Watts
What we see in a picture like a Rorschach test, shows a lot about us.
The same stands for anything that happens in life, from history, to incidents, to people and our relationship with them.
We constantly project our hopes, our imagination, our feelings.
It’s not about what you see, it’s much more about what that means for you in particular, how it makes you feel.
A wolf for many people is a deadly predator, while for others the same animal, resembles wisdom, strength, beauty, loyalty, family and solidarity. The same symbol can be associated with solitariness or with loneliness.
Seeing the same picture, one could feel fear, another could feel power, joy, gratitude, calmness, sadness, melancholia and so much more.
Reality is not objective, but subjective.
It’s constantly filtered behind our own personal lenses.
The same stands about our past, including our traumas.
The traumatic experiences will not change. But we can work, in therapy, to heal the wounds and change our feelings about these experiences.
We can change our lenses, but to achieve that, we need to commit and put in the work.