Rachel Naomi Remen

A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen on healing, suffering, goodness, capacity, forgiveness, grace, wisdom, wounds, compassion, and expertise

The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an unsuspected goodness. Everyone alive has suffered. It is the wisdom gained from our wounds and from our own experiences of suffering that makes us able to heal. Becoming expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else. Expertise cures, but wounded people can best be healed by other wounded people. Only other wounded people can understand what is needed, for the healing of suffering is compassion, not expertise.

Rachel Naomi Remen

Source: Kitchen Table Wisdom

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A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen on freedom, slavery, and choice

The choice people have to make is never between slavery and freedom.   We will always have to choose between slavery and the unknown.

Rachel Naomi Remen

Source: My Grandfather's Blessings

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A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen

When you help, you see life as weak.  When you fix, you see life as broken.  When you serve, you see life as whole.  Fixing and helping may be the work of the ego, and service, the work of the soul.

Rachel Naomi Remen

Contributed by: Jamie

A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen on questions

An unanswered question is a fine traveling companion.  It sharpens your eye for the road.

Rachel Naomi Remen

Source: Kitchen Table Wisdom : Stories That Heal

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A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen on connection, interaction, listening, giving, and healing

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well~intentioned words.

Rachel Naomi Remen

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A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen on darkness and limitations

Our limitations serve, our wounds serve, even our darkness can serve.

Rachel Naomi Remen

Contributed by: Zaady

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