It’s pretty likely you’ve had some soul searching times in your life. Am I right? It may be have been about your job, your partner, your home. Or maybe something easy, like your last haircut. (Bangs? What was I thinking!) None of us are immune.
Recently, as more and more non-medical people approached our community, wanting to be part of our world at Love Medicine Again, I had to review where we were and where we wanted to be.
After some long soul searching, I came up with three steps to follow when you need to find the truth. And I hope they’ll be helpful for you when those important decisions come up. (Yeah. Not the silly ones — like haircuts!).
1. Start with your why.
What is the most important thing about this person, place or thing and why is it so critical?
For me, I realized that our community was about connection and that having a background
in health care wasn’t a prerequisite.
Having a heart that wanted to share and learn and grow was.
2. Look at your past.
When I looked over the past several years of our community and how it has grown, I saw
that it all began as a bit of a ripple. A stone in the pond that rippled tiny waves outward. And
those waves that started in a pond now extend across oceans.
I knew that we needed to take a deep breath and get bigger, to embrace all those who
are just, like Ram Dass says, “walking each other home.”
3. Embrace the future.
Change is scary. I’m a gal who doesn’t love change. Ask my team in the O.R. when they
had me a new brand of suture!
But there’s a reason why Love Medicine Again is bursting at the seams and expanding
beyond any of our wildest dreams. And it has to do with you.
So, here we grow! Into our own expanded, imperfect and supportive community.
What truth can we help you find? We’re all in this together, my friends.