“May all beings enjoy happiness and have whatever causes happiness,
May they be free from suffering and whatever causes suffering,
May they never be separated from the pure happiness which is without suffering,
May they remain in great equanimity beyond attachment and aversion, to things near and far.”
The goal and task in Gestalt Therapy is to be more fully who I am, to realise my potential. In an ongoing exchange process between organism and environment, I develop awareness, a sense of myself and of other.
The Power of Gentleness describes for me, both goal and task. It is primarily an attitude, a way of being that is vital for the therapeutic process. At the same time its realisation is the achievement of the therapeutic goal.
What I intend to show is how both aspects, “power” and “gentleness” complement each other and form a Gestalt, a meaningful organised whole. In coming together they lead forward on the path of self actualisation, they lead forward in being more fully who we are, in our separateness from and connectedness with our environment. Continue reading “The Power of Gentleness”