Click on the link at the end of the post for this interesting and important piece.
The writer doesn’t see all the detail quite like Rajesh – and is with him on the gravity of the issues, the principles he outlines and the essence of what he is saying.
Our first ever post on this blog was Paul Hawken talking at Bioneers 2006 on the rise of many grass roots movements, diverse, yet all tending in a similar direction towards the paradigm shifts we so desperately need to make as a species:-
Seen at depth, we work at this service on a daily basis with the same questions Paul and Rajesh are addressing – at a personal fractal as they manifest in the lives of the people who come to our service for therapy. Everything has a political dimension.
Our service is founded on the central belief that, if we as therapists can offer person-centred relationship, characterised by presence and the core conditions, the human being in the other chair will actualise in ways that tend towards personally and relationally enhancing holistic change (and we use ‘relationally’ in its widest sense, e.g. to include people in community, other living beings and our world, as well as whatever spiritual meaning that person may find resonant). How that actually looks is as unique and unpredictable as that person. This process is, of course, not at all the same as returning a compliant, functional individual to our society as it stands – not our goal, and not what seems to happen, when people engage in transformative change (which, of course, is by no means everyone’s path in therapy, we each have our own arc of growth and change, and our purpose is to respect that, not seek to impose some external locus about what change looks like).
Rajesh is writing about a similar process at a global fractal:-
‘Everyone understands the human value of sharing, and by upholding this universal principle in a political context we can point the way towards an entirely new approach to economics – one that is based on overflowing generosity, deep humility, and the spiritual recognition that all life on Earth is an integral part of an interdependent whole.’
Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter
Counselling Exeter since 1994