Nov 16, 2010

Journey as growth

"It is said that when any one person overcomes a block toward growth, the consciousness of the Whole is uplifted," Dr. Joan Borysenko.

So, if the hero's adventure is about interior growth, how might that apply to caregiving? It has seemed that the interior journey involves recognizing, accepting and integrating all those aspects of ourselves that we would rather not own -- what we consider to be the very good and the very bad. What might be called upon to recognize, accept and integrate in the act of caregiving? It seems that impatience/patience might be one. Administering to another versus self care another. Isolation and lack of support. Resentment. All of these might be things to look at and consider. It has seemed to me that one needs to address the negative aspects before the more positive ones are accessible.

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