not all who wander are lost

not all who wander are lost

Sunday, May 15, 2011

foster compassion

Up late, writing a paper....it is kickin' my lil backside. Almost done and I came across a passage in one of the readings that I'm using to write my paper. Thought you precious Lights would appreciate it:

"The Navaho say that the way to tell that a rug has been made by human hands is by its flaws. As helping professionals, we can cultivate acceptance of imperfections within families--as well as acceptance of our own limitations--by viewing flaws not as defects, but instead as part of being human. If a family member has been wounded by life struggles, we need to diminish blame and shame and instead, foster compassion."

--Dr. Froma Walsh, from Strengthening Family Resilience

3 comments:

della said...

What a wonderful quote to start my day. I hope you have finished the paper.

Anonymous said...

so well said, we are something else us humans. Mom

Donna said...

Well said. Great inspiration.