"In curing, we are looking for answers. In healing, we live questions. In healing, we hang out in the unknown. In healing we trust the emergence of whatever will be, we trust the insight will come. The challenge in medicine is not the choice between one and the other... We need both."
The essence of Dr. Epstein's teaching is guiding people to explore and live questions, to see with new eyes and to embrace their pains, wounds and burdens... re-membering into their essential wholeness. He supports the conscious engagement of each patient's inner wisdom and heart of compassion: their inner healer.
"Our disease may tell a story, not just of our cells but our selves. By taking the risk of listening we may be led to emotions positive and negative that lie at the core of our authentic being."
Marc Barisch, "The Healing Path"
"Healing is not a matter of setting the molecules straight, it is a matter of helping the one in need of healing into an experience of wholeness."
Larry Dossey, MD
"If there is a single definiton of healing it is to touch with mercy and awareness those pains from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay."
Stephen Levine, "Healing into Life and Death"
"When the mind is still, tranquil, not seeking any answer or solution even, neither resisting nor avoiding, it is only then that there can be a regeneration. Because then the mind is capable of perceiving what is true and it is the truth that liberates, not your effort to be free."
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart
And try to love the questions themselves . . .
Do not now seek the answers,
Which cannot be given you
Because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps then you will gradually, without noticing it
Live along some distant day into the answer.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.