As I’m traveling through these memories of how facilitating Living Room was for me, I’m impressed with how important helping others was for me as I battled frequent depression. Being the wounded healer Nouwen talks about helped me facilitate Living Room with few interruptions for nine years.

You might have noticed in previous posts how I talk about other-centeredness. To act in reverse to what we feel is helpful, though difficult. Feeling compassion for another instead of turning our thoughts inward may even help us escape our depression. At least, we might start to improve.

You might want to check out Henri Nouwen’s book The Wounded Healer.