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Carl Rogers Be yourself then build bridges

“No man is an island entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent,

a part of the main” John Donne.

This thought used to fascinate me; the idea that everything and everyone is interconnected, interdependent and interrelated. This is why the phrase 'no man is an island' expressing the idea that human beings don’t flourish when isolated from others and need to be part of a community in order to thrive makes so much sense.

We are all imperfect and unique and in order to give the best of ourselves our uniqueness needs to shine and we need to dare to be ourselves . We can give our best to the world by living an authentic life; loving and accepting ourselves and others for who they are ‘warts and all’.

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