Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. --Rachel Naomi Remen

Rachel Remen: The Soul of Medicine

Rachel Remen: The Soul of Medicine

Jan 28, 2020-- "The heart has had a very central role in medicine. Aristotle describes the temples of Asclepius, which was the first medical center. He described this as a group of buildings with courtyards and, in one of the courtyards of the temples of Asclepius there was a statue of Venus, the goddess of love. What that's about is that the perspective of the heart is central to the practice of medicine." In this riveting interview, acclaimed author Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen delves into what it means to be human, shares the story of her connection to Quan Yin, explores the soul of medicine, the dance between mastery, mystery, and more. (2817 reads)

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Take ActionReflect on when you last experienced the healing quality of silence in another person. For more inspiration read Remen's post on "The Recovery of the Sacred,". [more]

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