The house of sorrow and opportunities

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We all have a house with different rooms. A house filled with memories behind every door. Some rooms contain memories we rather forget, some with past love and some with tools we need to walk into the rooms that scare us. It might be a torch driving away the shadows lurking in a corner. It can be a shovel we can use in the garden to bury what we don`t need anymore. How the house looks, varies. We all have different stories, and need different tools to get where we need to go. In one book about dissociation, they recommended creating a room the with everything you need to be strong. It could be potions filled with strengthening concoctions or impenetrable armor. You could then go into the room, take a mental sip of the potion, put your armor on and be ready for a battle.

  
What would you put in your house? Which rooms must be locked until you are ready to open them? What do you need when you go in there? Do you need to fill the house with people that can guide you if you get lost? Is there a dog sitting next to you in the couch, ready to defend you whenever you need it? And where is your room of past achievements? Where do you put your medals for getting where you are today, for winning the most important battles of all: Surviving another day.

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One thought on “The house of sorrow and opportunities

    lexborgia said:
    October 1, 2015 at 08:25

    Safe room (now): bathroom. Really.
    In the special house I’d have an invisibility cloak, a Marvel Classics Collection. Locked up rooms: none – the house would be isolated. I think the pressure ‘to achieve’ , to accomplish, is what makes those rooms necessary to begin with. A safe house would/should be a place free of those ‘chains!’ No!

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