I think of the therapy process as a bit like freewriting (the practice of writing freely without thinking, analyzing, or pausing, as a way of foiling the inner critic that causes writer’s block).
Our inner critic is notoriously bad at recognizing creative genius. So when we let it run the show, we end up tossing out a thousand brilliant ideas before they even get a chance to make it onto the page.
The same goes for our everyday thoughts. The gold gets thrown out before we even see it.
Therapy is a place to let yourself say whatever bizarre, tangential, disturbing, brilliant thought (or feeling, memory, dream, or intuition) pops into your mind, so we can see what parts of yourself you’ve been silencing.