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Deep Caring XXXIV: Bridging Spirit and Soul

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We have journeyed through many ideas and narratives offered by many generative players. We have gained insights about deep caring through this journey and hope that you, the reader, have also learned something about why and how people engage in deep caring. We conclude by turning back to where we started– by offering the thoughts about caring offered by Erik Erikson, the wise visionary who first initiated this journey of discovery about generativity more than fifty years ago: “Caring is the widening concern for what has been generated by love, necessity, or accident; it overcomes the ambivalence adhering to irreversible obligation.” [Italics in the original] (Erikson, 1964, p. 131)

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