One more comment about this topic.
A friend of mine has several diplomas in healthcare and for the last 20 years she has been working with people with mental problems.
Some time ago she told me that she has begun to concentrate more deeply on her artistic endeavours and hopes to become a true artist – by that she means that she wishes to be able to earn her living by being an artist. (She makes music and writes.)
She told me that for a long time being a therapist made her feel good about herself – as if she was a “good person” being able to help. It took time to admit even to herself first (and later to others) that it also was a big part of her identity; thinking to be in a position where she could almost feel a little superior compared to her patients. (Possibly many never reach such an honesty about themselves.)
“As an artist I am a beginner and eager to learn and grow and don”t imagine that I know answers to anybody”s life.”
What a healthy shift of consciousness! 🙂
This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by Susannah.