Thursday, April 22, 2010

Where's The Missing Piece?

I'm reminded of my first group therapy experience in Ateneo with professor and author Dra. H. Carandang. That's somewhere in the late 1980s. Dra. Carandang was a very understanding and caring therapist. She not only gave us theories; she paid full attention to us and shared her self during our sessions.

Yet, in spite of that, I knew I needed more than intellectual formulas of psychology or momentary human acceptance to deal with my issues. I tried hard to follow the list of regulations, but still I can't find real recovery and peace.

St. Augustine knew. He said, "You have formed us for Yourself and our hearts are restless until they find rest in You." Countless people today have gone through the painful process of psychiatric or psychological treatment (even lots of medication, examinations, and tests) and still remain mentally and emotionally ill. There is always this missing piece.

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