Jean Watson — Personal Profile
My entire life career has been devoted to the phenomena of human caring, and inner subjective feelings, emotions and experiences. I have sought, through my writings and publications and teaching around the world, to give theory, voice, languages, and philosophical-scientific, and even spiritual credibility to this basic human experience; human caring is an experience which is invisible and often neglected within conventional models and practices of medical science. However, the phenomenon and practice of human caring and healing, are the essence of nursing practice and foundational to sustaining life itself. However, it was not until I experienced human caring from my own personal experiences from the inside did I understand my own work at another level.
While I have written books and hundreds of articles in referred journals on human caring – theory, philosophy, science and practice-research of caring, I had not lived it out myself as fully as I was called to do so. My soul life journey, purpose and learning transcended my professional world.
It was only after a traumatic eye injury and uncanny golfing accident with my grandson, (where I lost my eye, literally, metaphorically and symbolically – losing my eye/(ego)/ I, did I get it. I had to learn to be still, to surrender to all, to let go, to learn to receive, to be open to unknown mystery and miracles – it was the mystic and metaphysical/spiritual practices and inner experiences that carried me through.
It was this journey of losing my eye and losing my world as I had known it, including my beloved and devoted husband, who shortly thereafter, committed suicide –that I awakened and grasped my own writing. I was given the painful but loving, growing blessings of spiritual mystical experiences, that I have experienced and learned my oneness with all. I learned that all there is is Love. We are all energy of LOVE.
I now have not only theory, knowledge, and a professional academic background, but more importantly, I have gained wisdom, personal inner- journey, mystical experiences, passion, practices, and courage for sharing self and mystical spirituality of human caring and healing to help nurses, health professionals, educators, human service workers, and any others on their caring-healing journey.
A unitary model of Caring Science, combined with conscious intentional methods, understandings, diverse forms of inquiry, and personal practices of the 10 Caritas Processes®, is now transforming self, systems and even pockets of society worldwide.
My work around the world, combined with the work of Watson Caring Science Institute, is congruent with the Conscious Global Leadership Institute, the work of One World Academy and others with this deep purpose, intentionality, and energetic field to serve global evolution of humanity at this time in human history.
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