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Volume 3 - No. 6 -  2004



'The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.'
- Carl Rogers


My Way of Facilitating a Group - by Carl R. Rogers 

We follow our introduction to one of the lesser-known writings of Carl Roger, in the previous issue of Nurturing Potential, by this further example of a draft article that was originally intended for private distribution only.

The positive feedback we got from readers last time has encouraged us to do this and we hope it will meet with an equally positive welcome.

In his book On Becoming a Person, Rogers had written: "The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person's ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming in me.

". . . My experience is not authoritative because it is infallible. It is the basis of authority because it can always be checked in new primary ways. In this way its frequent error or fallibility is always open to correction."