Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Inspiration from Rachel Remen

I'm currently reading and being deeply inspired by Kitchen Table Wisdom - Stories that Heal by Rachel Remen. Here's a section that moved me deeply. I hope you find it as powerful as I do.

Rachel Remen describes a demonstration by Dr. Carl Rogers. Dr. Rogers introduced the demo this way:

"Before every session I take a moment to remember my humanity. There is no experience that this man has that I cannot share with him, no fear that I cannot understand, no suffering that I cannot care about, because I too am human. No matter how deep his wound, he does not need to be ashamed in front of me. I too am vulernable. And because of this, I am enough. Whatever his story, he no longer needs to be alone with it. This is what will allow his healing to begin."

3 comments:

Jenn said...

I saw her speak at the ICF conference a few years ago. She was so inspirational and I loved how she told stories about her grandfather. I have the book, but have yet to read it. Thanks for the reminder!

Sacred Suzie said...

Wow, that is really powerful writing and perspective. I've also rarely seen a book that have five stars. I also love the title, it calls to me. From the title I didn't think this was about medicine or healing but I like that it helps people with chronic illness. I would order it from the library but I have six books on the go right now!

k said...

ooh i added that book to my wishlist. thanks for sharing it here.