August 4th, 2012

muir woods

Sensory Awareness!

I was re-reading Eckhart Tolle's book, The Power of Now and pulled forth a pamphlet I tucked there.   Though the words are from 1976, I think they are equally applicable now.   This is long, but I think the last paragraph is particularly important.  You can start there if you desire.  

from The Bulletin of the Charlotte Selver Foundation - Fall 1976

Sensory Awareness: An Approach to Healing
Leon Siegel, M.D.

My eleven years as a traditional general practitioner (which came to an end four years ago) were marked by a nagging sense of futility. There was caring in it, and deeply human meetings - but also an endless weight of pain I could only numb, suffering I could only, deep down, turn away from. What was it that was wrong, among the pills, the authoritative instructions, the weary laughter in operating rooms, the long corridor of beds with persons given over to sedation and multiple tubes? It wasn’t clear. I knew only that I wanted out.

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