“When we fully, unconditionally love our self, then we effortlessly, unconditionally love everything and everyone else.” ~Carole Morton
It was during the vision she had at the age of ten when she promised herself that she would write a book, and that she would give herself fifty years to learn how to do so. The book is intended for a general audience, and while she drew on her personal experiences, she also drew from the experiences of other people whom she dealt with for three decades of practice. She also included inspirational quotes from everyday people, as the book is intended to inspire the reader and enable the latter to listen to their own, internal wisdom.
With regard to meeting clients, Carole points out that psychotherapists are trained to meet these where they are, so that they feel they have been seen, heard and accepted for who they are at that moment She also mentioned that psychotherapists need to respect, understand and care for their clients as they are, because the latter are judging themselves and don’t accept and love themselves as they are. The work is thus more of a journey of learning, and the psychotherapist becomes more of a guide than a teacher to the client, so that the latter can recognize and overcome their blocks to loving themselves and then moving on from wherever they are stuck in. Entering Your Own Heart itself is a journey, and as Carole notes, the reader has to do some of the work, as it is not the kind of book that one just reads and then puts down.
Carole’s methodology relies upon the integration of scientific and spiritual methods because, as she says, the scientific and the spiritual are intertwined in the lives of people, rather than being separate, and understanding the interrelationship enables one to grow and to heal. For Carole, spirituality isn’t about “some man in the sky,” but as connection between and within oneself and everything else; and the biggest block to that connection is judgement.
Carole notes that love is both a feeling and a behavior, and breaks it down into four aspects: recognition of oneself and others (the opposite of which is denial), having compassionate understanding of others (the opposite of which is judgement), acceptance (the opposite of which is rejection) and having faith in others (the opposite of which is distrust).
Carole’s ultimate vision for all the work she does is that everyone loves themselves more, and with regard to what part of her life she would like to stay in forever, Carole said that where she is right now is a good place for her to stay in forever, because of all the peace she has attained to this point.
Where purchasing the book is concerned, Carole would much prefer that people purchase it from the book website itself, enteringyourownheart.com, as ten percent of the proceeds go to a charity that helps street children in Calcutta.
Carole Morton's Website: www.enteringyourownheart.com
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