As living beings,
healing is one of our most vital tendencies.
Yet many of us don’t know how to recognize it,
let alone appreciate it.
Instead, we rely on medicine to treat or cure us.
Medicine can do many miraculous things—
I know because I would be dead without it—
but it can’t heal us.
If we heal, it’s because we tend to heal,
and if we learn to appreciate this process,
we can often amplify its effects.
Through important conversation,
Healing Counsel helps us attend to
the healing possibilities that illnesses often contain and,
by consciously engaging with them, enhance them.