Monday, January 24, 2011

How appreciation works

The author of the passage below was a groundbreaking counselor and teacher of counselors. His influence has reached beyond his own field as his principles have also advanced the effectiveness of educators, pastors and spiritual directors. This really captures his whole approach to people and his craft:

One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset...I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a litle more on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color...' I don't try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds.

- Carl Rogers

3 comments:

  1. One word - WOW
    Andie

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  2. Anonymous5:31 PM

    I was just talking this morning about Carl Rogers with a friend over coffee! what a remarkable being. Thank you,
    annie c

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  3. Your post is really a good one. thanks for sharing.

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