Are you able to say to yourself “It’s not your fault?”
“Good Will Hunting”
One of the hardest things for people to do is forgive themselves. Compassionate connection, one person to another, can be a way people can touch the pain of wrongs done to them, or by them, and begin to let that go.
Robin Williams, the comic genius and actor of great insight who died today, was able to show that deep, deep capacity for connection that can heal.
Williams played a grieving therapist in the film Good Will Hunting and in this scene he tells Will Hunting, the gifted young man whom he is counseling who has been so grievously abused, “It’s not your fault.”
Watch Robin Williams’s eyes in this clip:
There is a ring of truth to this portrayal, perhaps from the depths of what Williams himself struggled with in his own life. Williams apparently committed suicide after struggling over many years with addiction and…
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