The purpose of this research is to deal with the relation between the hermeneutic philosophical and the christian spiritual healing processes from the hermeneutical perspective of Paul Ricoeur. By changing the focus from psychological care to spiritual hermeneutical care, according to the Christian traditions of the "spiritual development”, we consider (regard) the exhaustion (burnout) as an opportunity toward the spiritual growth. It is important that by analysing the phenomenon of the exhaustion, we try to understand and explain our situation through narrative in order to have and access to the entrance of the hermeneutics of oneself.
With this approach of thinking, we go back to the biblical text to see our own position in the existence. This approach is more macro and more essential than discussing about the details of the exhaustion. When a person's thinking is fixed on his loneliness, shame and weariness, he will be feeling exhausted because of a sense of meaninglessness, and he can no longer find in himself an evident meaning. The conscience is not transparent and it often blinds the person.
And if someone extends his horizon of existence, experiences the fusion of horizons in the text and in his narrative, and has developed the concept of narrative identity to probe into the deeper question of the existential significance about “who I am” concerning self-understanding, he will be able to interpret himself through the meaning of the text which projects his own meaning. The narrative of a text is like a mirror that reflects the possibility of oneself. The exhaustion is a necessary stage in the spiritual journey, and is a kind of hope in itself.