‘If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you’ve come because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us work together.’ Lilla Watson and Aboriginal Activists Group, Queensland
What do you think of that idea?
Personally I’d like to see it used as the guiding principle for anyone who feels called to coach, mentor, and/or support, motivate, empower, inspire, or facilitate healing for other people.
It takes you immediately from an hierarchical basis for your relationship, where one person is superior to the other in some way, to recognising that human evolution and liberation is bound together in a web of complex interrelations. Or an a more pragmatic level, it reminds you that when you teach, you learn and when you learn, you teach.
The other quote I’d love everyone to post in plain sight so they might be reminded … [Read More...]