I am a book aficionado. I dream of a home library where minds meet to read and discuss books.
I was looking through a shelf recently and came across M. Scott Peck's " The Different Drum, Community Making and Peace". I have many books that have not been read. This was one of them. It looks like this was the right stage in my life to read it. I am so ready to understand the concepts he discusses that I have been soaking it all in.
This passage is striking:
"Paradoxically, then, a group of humans becomes healing and converting only after its member have stopped trying to heal and convert. Community is a safe place precisely because no one is trying to heal or convert you, to fix you, to change you, Instead, the members accept you as you are, You are free to be you. And being so free, you are free to discard defenses, masks, disguises; free to seek your own psychological and spiritual health; free to become your whole and holy self."