AnonymousDeleted UserSeptember 30, 2020 at 10:29 pm
Thanks for this reflection:the physicians and caregivers I respected most and who were able to be the best healers demonstrated the most humility. …When admit that we do not know something or that someone may know something that we do not, we create a sacred space for discussion, reflection and connection.” For me, Berry’s essay brought to mind those authors who I have most appreciated are those who have demonstrated humility in writing, naming their own limits of understanding, for example, or their own questions. This posture cultivates trust in me, as a reader. It invites me in, as a participant. Of course, the opposite posture has the opposite effect: it causes me to shut down, it silences me, etc. Such good reminders for any of us who speak or write or teach, in any way. Thank you!