Life isn’t something you can give an answer to today. You should enjoy the process of waiting, the process of becoming what you are. There is nothing more delightful than planting flower seeds and not knowing what kind of flowers are going to come up. – Milton H. Erickson, M.D., 1979
Each person is a unique individual. Hence, psychotherapy should be formulated to meet the uniqueness of of the individual's needs, rather than tailoring the person to fit the Procrustean bed of a hypothetical theory of human behavior.
Milton H. Erickson, 1979
I had many patients write a letter to me, explain that they want help… and not mail it.. they went through that formal conscious process of asking for help and then their unconscious would answer them. So when I am just a memory, you will write to me and your unconscious can answer your letter. – Milton H. Erickson M.D., 1974
You see, we don’t know what our goals are. We learn our goals only in the process of getting there… you don’t know what the baby is going to become. Therefore, you wait and take good care of it until it become what it will. – Milton H. Erickson, M.D., 1979