To me, the definition of hell is simple. It is a place where there is no understanding and no compassion. We have all been to hell. . . If there is compassion, then hell ceases to be hell. You can generate this compassion yourself. If you can bring a little compassion to this place, a little bit of understanding, it ceases to be hell.Then he writes what, to me, is the perfect definition of the psychotherapist's job:
"Your practice consists in generating compassion and understanding and bringing them to hell."