I decided to share a book I love with a client and in anticipation thought I ought to flip through it again briefly. As I do this, I see I have so many parts underlined and starred reminding me of how strongly I connect with the author.
The book is called The Power of Kindness and the author is Piero Ferrucci. I first read this author twenty years ago in graduate school when taking courses in Psychosynthesis. Ferrucci studied with Assagioli. For those who are interested, there is a video of an interview with Assagioli talking about Psychosynthesis. You may wish to skip the 2 minute introduction of italian sculptures. http://www.psychosynthesisresources.com/assagioli_video.html
Ferrucci’s book is easily read and tells of ordinary life experiences that most could connect with. I used this book as the basis of a retreat once and found it very powerful. Some of you were there and may still have the book. I suggest it as excellent reading material for reflection.
I have an idea that excites me. I could use the book as a framework for a monthly discussion group starting in September. It feels like something that could make a difference in people’s lives in different ways. I am open to hearing of your interest and ideas (no commitment necessary).
To entice you further to read the book, each chapter is devoted to a topic: Honesty, Warmth, Forgiveness, Contact, Sense of Belonging, Trust, Mindfulness, Empathy, Humility, Patience, Generosity, Respect, Flexibility, Memory, Loyalty, Gratitude, Service, and Joy. There is a strong self-care component to this book. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Till next time,