Improvised Life Editorial Assistant Mira Keras‘s two-and-three-quarters-years-old daughter Gogo is incredibly expressive, although sometimes Mira isn’t sure if Gogo means to say her unique formation of words or is still trying to get a handle on them. No matter.
Lately when someone says goodbye to Gogo, she replies:
Thank you for seeing me!
When we heard it, we thought: Gogo nailed it…
THAT’S what we all want and need: to be truly seen and heard. We’re reminded of the great psychotherapist Virginia Satir’s words:
I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them.
The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person. When this is done I feel contact has been made.
We’re wondering: How can we do that MORE with the people we meet?
2 replies on “The Greatest Gift We Can Give or Receive (Gogo, Virginia Satir)”
If ‘recognition’ is “the greatest”,
‘rejection’ has to be “the worst”.
Back to “the greatest”,
“To be understood.”*
this is the most we can hope for.
*not to be confused with: “agreement”..
gallagher,…in a rainy day.
‘Freedom’ is achieving Understanding.
(Stadthagen 12 March ’17)