The Direction

What are our tools? Well, one is the direction. The direction can be expressed in words. It can be expressed in lipstick on your shaving mirror. It can be expressed in your posture, in your attitude. As counselor, you don’t have to say, “Take this phrase,” though sometimes that’s not a bad idea. You can say, “Ah, L—! There you are!” There’s an attitude being expressed there, there’s a direction.

Harvey Jackins
From the July 1986 Peace and
Disarmament Activists’ Workshop

1 The direction against distress—the thing that contradicts the distress
2 “Take this phrase” means say this phrase.


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