“We cannot change the world by a new plan, project, or idea.
We cannot even change other people by our convictions, stories, advice and proposals,
but we can offer a space where people are encouraged to disarm themselves,
lay aside their occupations and preoccupations
and listen with attention and care
to the voices speaking in their own centre.”
~Henri Nouwen

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4 Responses to Voices

  1. hernibs says:

    I’d like to read that book. I’ll check our library for it. Thanks.


  2. Heather H says:

    When I looked him up, I realized I had one of his books – “The Wounded Healer”. It was one of those books that moved the deeper spaces within me.


  3. hernibs says:

    Thank you Heather. It is one of those quotes that you know comes from a heart of integrity and wisdom. I read a bit about Henri Nouwen, and I think he truly was a man of wisdom.


  4. Heather says:

    This is a wonderful quote. I want to share it with everyone I know. The photo is a perfect “pairing”! Thank you!



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