In graduate school, many years ago, I was taught not to talk about healing. It was viewed as appearing unscientific. Better to stick with measurable treatment goals and objectives. The dean of a prestigious medical school said to the graduating class that at least 85 percent of what the young doctors had learned would in time be proven false. He added that he hoped they would eventually develop the wisdom to know the 15 percent that was true.

Many things I believed to be true 10 years ago, I now believe to be false. Maybe in another 10 years this will reverse again. Mark Twain is credited with this powerful quote, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Others have claimed Twain actually said something like, “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.” Regardless of the accuracy of the quotes attributed to Twain, there is much truth to be found in both.

Read the full published article at Psychology Today.