“Part of the problem with the word disabilities is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.”

-Fred Rogers

Well stated. It is now known that the inner life has to be considered in order for life to be fulfilled and counted as whole and cared for. Mr. Roger’s definition of disabilities encourage and enable all healers to continue contributing toward the work of healing emotional and spiritual short comings.

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