a soft place to land . . . .

February 11, 2012Karen Courcy

When I saw this photo it reminded me of these words that were said to me a few times, and that was, “you need a soft place to land”. That sounded peaceful and wonderful, but I had no idea what that looked like, or where I could find comfort in that.

Compared to the daily work I do being a mom, a wife, a friend, a church parishioner, a writer, a health coach, a volunteer, I hardly ever can find a physical “soft place to land”.

Then there is the healing journey I took on years and years ago. This healing journey is not just the many hours I am in therapy a week, it’s all of the hours of my day. When I leave that space, its just the beginning of the work. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to work towards, stay connected, stay grounded, think of ways to ride the wave of the goodness I get from this hard work; to not allow myself to get tangled into disconnection (the old messages).

So where is this “soft place to land”? For me, I dont think it’s found in a physical place to go, or a physical thing to do. I think a soft place to land is when you truly have peace in your heart knowing you are on the right path, and although I am not physically finding time to get the rest I need, I think internally I am becoming at peace with the new path I have found in my healing.

I have always had this inner anxiety about whats going to happen next! I had frustrations, I had fears, I had wonderment – the unknown scared me very much. As I sit here right now, I have found a soft place to land; right in my own path going towards me. It’s hard work, it’s heart wrenching, it’s not easy to go into your past and heal, but you can also find a soft place to land in the “knowing” – knowing that the hardness is what is going to bring the goodness.

Me being in this place of seeing my true self – makes it a little easier to be the better mom, wife, friend, parishioner,volunteer, health coach, and all the things I need to do. It gives me strength to know that my path is the right path, and that is my “soft place to land”.

So finding a soft place to land, for me, right here in this moment, it’s not a physical place to go, or a physical thing to do – it’s just something I know and feel on the inside. It’s the comfort of knowing that no matter how hard of a week I had, no mater how hard it will be to keep going forward in my timeline work, I just know I am going towards goodness.


  • mel s

    February 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    YAY Karen. You mentioned this one was a hard one for you to write, it doesn’t seem as so by the way it was written. A soft place to land sounds nice, reminds me of free falling .thank you for sharing, gives me something to think about


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