Archive for August, 2019
To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem.
To meditate means to observe.
Your smile proves it.
It proves that you are being gentle with yourself,
that the sun of awareness is shining in you,
that you have control of your situation.
You are yourself, and you have acquired some peace.
~ Thich Nhat Hahn
Since opening our new medical practice this year I have had the wonderful opportunity to revisit our office policy manual. It is a fact that usually the office policy manual is only opened when a problem arises and then we hope that there is a solution in it.
When I work with offices and have the chance to look at the policy manual I usually find that not only would it take weeks to read but that it is very outdated.
I have always thought that a business can run successfully having just a few good company policies in place that are adhered to. For certain, this does help as most people look at the office policy manual when they are hired and that is it.
How do you create operational policies that everyone will be willing to follow?
For people to want to follow policies they must be simple…
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The reality of God
lies in us all;
our hearts hold
waiting for us
to surrender, to grow
tired of struggling alone.
Beaten down, we grow humble,
long for serenity
we have never known.
Finally we cry out the words
that easily open the door,
“Oh, Lord, please help me!”
Then peace is ours forever more.
Step 2–We came to believe that a Power greater
than ourselves can restore us to sanity.
The 12 Steps are not just for people with addictions, but hold much wisdom for us all. I first learned about them after my mother died and I needed to work through some issues of my past.
The Steps of Life poems are based on the 12 Step programs.
Step #8: We made a list of all the persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
How often we hurt others
with careless disregard.
We get so wrapped up
in our own desires
that we fail to consider
how one’s actions can
An unintentional wrong
is still a wrong that we
must make right.
Clear your life of
wrongs of your past.
Ask for forgiveness,
starting with yourself first!
There are those to whom
we ask forgiveness,
who refuse to grant us pardon.
Instead they heap blame on us
for every pain they could not solve.
They seek to make us their scapegoat,
and turn us away with cold hearts.
Be at peace for you have done
your part. We can not change
another, and must…
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The first step to change
is admitting there is a problem.
We must stop doing that which
How often we sabatoge
ourselves, knowing well what we do:
procrastinate, act without thinking,
over indulge in eating, become addicted to
work, alcohol, smoking, etc.
become lazy, lack self-discipline.
Our self-destructive behaviours
wreck havoc in our lives.
Steadfastness and humility
can move us from lives squandered,
to a path of peacefulness and joy.
We must put our pride away.
Ask for help to change.
Our Creator wants to see
us leading love-filled lives.
We need only ask to receive.
These Steps of Life are adaptations from the 12 Step programs.
Step #7–Humbly ask God to remove our short comings.