Look, maybe we don’t have the power to change things, but suppose we could, and you go back in time:
Do you know the moment you’d come back, and change?
I once had an affair with a married woman.
I had never once questioned her, and she kept it a secret, but a friend of mine knew.
So I met with this friend, and the way that he’d spoken has struck me like dagger.
A casual, throw away word, but it hurt me, disparaging as it was towards her.
Tell me – what would you do?
We are always confronted with choice, and it never seems like it because it’s moments that rise through the day, and they don’t seem to change things, they simply – exist.
These indeed are the moments we’re called to be sharing our truth:
Your true feelings, and thoughts, hopes and dreams, and desires.
In that moment, I did not speak up.
I swallowed the truth that was vital to me.
It is I who is paying the price for this hesitation, for not acting on an impulse, for not having an impulse because the truth has been beaten so many times before…
There are moments when you want to change things, to speak up, to right wrongs, big and small…
But changing the past?
It’s a power that we don’t possess, and yet…
We find new perspective through healing.
A way into healing may come through many doors, and one of them is psychodrama.
What makes it unique is creating a new, more helpful way of living with the past.
Imagine being able to recast pivotal moments in your life in a way that feels right for you now, creating a new type of reality of how things could be!
Surplus reality is one of the many fascinating aspects of psychodrama we talk about this week with therapist Richard Hall: