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Consulting Mastery by Keith Merron

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CHAPTER 14MASTERY AND BEING

Much learning does not teach understanding.

—Lao-Tzu

THE JOURNEY TOWARD CONSULTING MASTERY is a journey toward oneself. It has been suggested that much psychological illness can be attributed to lack of self-awareness. Indeed, almost all of psychotherapy is designed to help one attain greater self-awareness in the service of healing. The same is true of mastery. The deeper one goes, the more one knows, the more mastery is available. Abraham Maslow and countless others have strongly suggested the direct relationship between optimal psychological health and effectiveness. Clearly, healthy human functioning has a verifiable relationship with each of the following:

  • Clearer perception of reality
  • Openness to experience ...

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