The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.