In counselling, the essential thing is to see a man as he is, not as he imagines himself to be.
After his experience with cancer, Mark Nepo had this realization: We are not what happens to us.
Every therapist needs to bring this to the office. No one awakens in his comfort zone.
A therapist’s first and pre-eminent responsibility is to see a man as he is, not as he takes himself to be.
Krishnamurti: In the seeing is doing.
One of Michael Pollan’s primary sources for his book on psychedelic therapy was a scientist who, Pollan observed, “chose his words with a tweezer.” Lao Tzu would have approved. More words count less.
What do you need to stop doing?