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Helping, Fixing, Serving


On Dec 29, 2012 Brigitte Kupfer wrote:

Thank you for creating clarity about service of wholeness. It reminded me also of what Pema Choedroen said:
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

from Pema ChödrönThe Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

.....and also of Leila Watson: " If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." Lilla Watson, Aboriginal educator



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