Weekly reflections on spirituality and health
Reflection for week of July 20
While an impulse toward wholeness is natural and exists in everyone, each of us heals in our own way. Some people heal because they have work to do. Others heal because they have been released from their work and the pressures and expectations that others place on them. Some people need music, others need silence; some need people around them, others heal alone. Many different things can activate and strengthen the life force in us. For each of us there are conditions of healing that are as unique as a fingerprint. Sometimes people ask me what I do in my sessions with patients. Often I just remind people of the possibility of healing and study their own way of healing with them.
The mystery of peace is located in the nature and quality of relationships developed with those most feared.
John Paul Lederach, PhD
Professor of International Peacebuilding, University of Notre Dame
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