Monday, June 30, 2008

Listen Generously

Physician and author Rachel Naomi Remen believes that the way we deal with loss shapes our capacity to be present to life more than anything else. Having struggled with Crohn's disease for over 50 years, she can attest to the idea that one can live a good life - even if it is not an easy one. Her book "Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal" is filled with the healing powers of telling our stories to one another - here is one of her quotes:

When you listen generously
to people
they can hear the truth
in themselves,
often for the
first time.

-Rachel Naomi Remen

May we listen generously to all who cross our paths today.....

5 comments:

Roma said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing ;-)

S said...

Ah, you would send this just when I have finished an un-generous conversation with my mom...
s

Monica said...

Love it! As someone who has battled chronic pain for 30 years, this is timely for me.

Christine said...

Roberta, I have read this book & loved it! Have a great week. Christine

Jan said...

Yes, yes, yes!!