The Life Force: Embracing LifewithRachel Naomi Remen

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This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 1996. 

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, is a professor at the Osher Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Here she highlights the awe and power of the life force — that enables thin blades of grass to grow up through concrete sidewalks.  She emphasizes that we cut ourselves off from the power of the life force within us when we edit ourselves in accordance with the approval and disapproval of others.  The life force, which is the basis of authentic healing, is our birthright as human beings.  It functions independently of any expertise we have.

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Published on January 21, 2023


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