My roommates used to say I was an old man in a young man’s body. The things that come out of my mouth may not have the same weight as if I had a bit more gray hair or more wrinkles. Gravitas comes with age. I’m finding my own voice…
Category: spiritual direction
Helping others without knowing how to help myself
The biggest questions that have plagued me lately cut deep in my soul: How can I help people, when I can barely help myself? How do I…… Read more “Helping others without knowing how to help myself”
Listening to Heal
“Before every session I take a moment to remember my humanity. There is no experience that this person has that I cannot share with him, no fear that I cannot understand, no suffering that I cannot care about, because I too am human.
Entering your suffering with you – the opportunity of spiritual direction
“The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there.” One of the things that I love most about offering spiritual direction and companioning is that there is so much more room for responding to the movements of Spirit and less “protocol” for staying removed from people’s pain.
On speaking our truth in spiritual direction
We must learn to speak according to our own inner truth, as far as we can perceive it…. This gives us a clue to what the director is really seeking to find out from us… The director wants to know our inmost self, our real self. He wants to know us not as we are in the eyes of men, or even as we are in our own eyes, but as we are in the eyes of God.