So I asked Michael, “Is there one big idea that you have come to see clearly after literally thousands of patient-doctor conversations?”
He said, “There might be, but I don’t know what it is!”
“What might it be?” I asked
Its tempting to think that because we have achieved something, or had a particular experience, then we are automatically equipped to be an expert or a guide on that experience.
We need to reflect, to ponder, to ask ourselves questions or be willing to be interrogated in supportive ways.With someone else’s help, what was always there, but just outside our consciousness, can suddenly emerge and we can clearly see it.