The gift of mindfulness
This is M**, you saw me about 2 years ago when I was going through a rough patch. I’m currently studying abroad in Tokyo right now and will be graduating when I get back. But being here has made me realize and appreciate how much I have grown in the past couple of years, and talking with you was a big catalyst in enabling me to undertake this great adventure, and I just wanted to email you thanking you for that. Of course, there are some days when anxiety comes on and remaining present and mindful becomes difficult and my mind starts to swim in worried thoughts, but you helped me learn to not follow every nervous thought but to notice it, accept that it had arisen within me, and let it go without judging it or fearing it. The gift of mindfulness that you showed me has allowed me to live my life so much more fully, to truly appreciate each moment. I have come to appreciate that dark patch that I went through a couple years ago, as it has actually helped me grow as a person. I just want to say, thank you so much for your help and counseling, it is deeply felt and appreciated.
You were very important in several transitions I made. I still think of you when things come up that seem confusing and rely on some of the skills that you taught me to deal with feeling overwhelmed by responsibility. I often remember the visual image you gave me – I don’t remember your exact words but the image was of someone who is trying to carry the world on his shoulders – that visual image often makes me smile – actually laugh quietly at myself as it helps put things in functional perspective.
Anil, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you helping me the other day. I really respect and admire you. Thank you so much for everything.
Thank you so much for your support today. You are amazing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Just thanks, Anil…I appreciate you so much. Take good care, Karen
hello anil. glad to run across you again! i am glad to be able to thank you personally for all your help. i still use some of the techniques you taught me. also, i haven’t had a drink in nearly two years.
Learned to take care of self
Over the past year and half, I have learned to drive and got a license, begun living independently, and I am currently a full-time student that will have enough credits to graduate next quarter.
Have a nice day,
I wanted to thank you for meeting with us this morning. We are excited about the upcoming meetings.
Most of all, thank you for giving us a renewed sense of hope that we can learn a better way, a more peaceful and loving way, to be with ourselves in this life.
We’ll see you on the 19th.
M***** and M***