INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE

  • “To transform the ordinary into something special is to be truly fortunate.

When I respect myself and acknowledge the strengths and talents that make me unique, I connect with my inner self. I realise I have power within to make everything I do, even the most ordinary act – special. Then I become truly fortunate.”

  • This is a lovely meditation for when we are feeling negative or unloved!
  • Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
    So, Work like you don’t need money.
    Love like you’ve never been hurt and
    Dance Like no one’s watching.

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  • PEACE MEDITATION

Sit up straight and relaxed, close your eyes and let your breath flow naturally in and out.

Now put your right hand under your left armpit and your left hand under your right armpit and direct your whole attention to the chest area in between.

Allow a feeling of peace to rise from your heart.  Just relax and direct your attention to this feeling.

When you are centered here and relaxed, you automatically come into contact with your inner peace.  The heart becomes calm and sends out harmonic vibrations which you experience as love and peace.

Remain for about ten to fifteen minutes in this position enjoying this feeling.

**You can do this meditation either sitting or lying down – for example in bed as soon as you wake up or before you goto sleep

Gifts From Empty Cups

You are never helpless even when all you can do is receive.

You can:

  1. See good in others.
  2. Appeciate being served.
  3. Respect those who serve you.
  4. Honor behaviours that demonstrate noble values.

When you can’t do big things, it’s the small things that count. When you can’t do anything, you can say something. You can see the good and say the good.

Everyday

There’s pain, discouragement, and negativity in every hospital. Alongside darkness, you’ll find hope, progress, and healing. Healthcare professionals dance with darkness and light. It’s agonizing and joyful every day.

I watched them come to “work” like most do. But somewhere between their first cup of coffee and seeing me, they embraced their “calling” to serve. It’s a selfless, breathtaking transformation.

Seeing:

We ate breakfast together in Physical Therapy (PT) – in a meeting room with an attached kitchen. I watched PT and Occupational Therapists make eggs to order, even though food services had provided breakfast. Were they thanked for this extraordinary service? Not very often. Sometimes, discouraged patients complained. Still they went the extra mile.

I saw them grumbled at and puked on. I saw one brain-damaged patient push a therapist against the wall. Immediately several staff rushed to their aid.

Saying:

I told the staff they were remarkable. I thanked them as they served me. I am an empty cup. But, honoring people for their service lifted them.

Attention, appreciation, and respect are all empty cups can offer.

Lessons:

  1. Feeling powerless is a decision.
  2. Power is perception. You won’t matter until you believe you matter.
  3. Affirm more. It’s likely you could affirm more and correct less.

What if you pretended you were an empty cup? How might it impact what you see and say, today?

Proofread Writing

helpless even when all you can do is receive.

You can:

  1. See good in others.
  2. Appeciate being served.
  3. Respect those who serve you.
  4. Honor behaviours that demonstrate noble values.

When you can’t do big things, it’s the small things that count. When you can’t do anything, you can say something. You can see the good and say the good.

Everyday

There’s pain, discouragement, and negativity in every hospital. Alongside darkness, you’ll find hope, progress, and healing. Healthcare professionals dance with darkness and light. It’s agonizing and joyful every day.

I watched them come to “work” like most do. But somewhere between their first cup of coffee and seeing me, they embraced their “calling” to serve. It’s a selfless, breathtaking transformation.

Seeing:

We ate breakfast together in Physical Therapy (PT) – in a meeting room with an attached kitchen. I watched PT and Occupational Therapists make eggs to order, even though food services had provided breakfast. Were they thanked for this extraordinary service? Not very often. Sometimes, discouraged patients complained. Still they went the extra mile.

I saw them grumbled at and puked on. I saw one brain-damaged patient push a therapist against the wall. Immediately several staff rushed to their aid.

Saying:

I told the staff they were remarkable. I thanked them as they served me. I am an empty cup. But, honoring people for their service lifted them.

Attention, appreciation, and respect are all empty cups can offer.

Lessons:

  1. Feeling powerless is a decision.
  2. Power is perception. You won’t matter until you believe you matter.
  3. Affirm more. It’s likely you could affirm more and correct less.

What if you pretended you were an empty cup? How might it impact what you see and say, today?

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