As I listen to this song by The Fray, I'm reminded that we all this ability. Whether its a simple smile, a dollar, or just the act of listening; be THERE, be PRESENT! Everything takes a moment. Everything is a choice. Be a moment for someone.
A patient at work told me today, as I passed her leaving work, "Thank you for just showing you care, it really meant a lot". I had to think about what I did, but I do believe it came down to just being PRESENT at the moment she was describing. Simple acts...the best PRESENT one can give. We are all powerful beyond belief!
You might just save a life....Blessings for a beautiful evening, all of you!
Do you feel better once you talk it out? Is the body free when the mind is at peace?
I saw a friend today who has been experiencing excruciating back pain lately. Today he looked, sounded, and felt 100% better. I asked what happened? He said he doesn't know but since the day we talked he hasn't needed pain medications and he doesn't know why (as he smiled!). That day we spoke I just listened while he described his intense frustrations and how he saw this pain negatively affecting his life. I offered optimistic feedback and encouragement but basically allowed him to express himself. Do you think purging negative feelings, expressing himself, and ultimately listening to his own words, healed his mind and body? I think it helped. Listening and communicating is one of the most vital human arts.
Express yourself and most importantly be there to listen. You may just change a life. We all have the potential to heal and what a world it would be if we offered our hearts as well as our minds...And sometimes that simply involves listening. Don't you JUST want someone to listen sometimes? This is the body talking to the mind. Your body knows what it needs. Our gifts are all right here.
Much love and listening!
Do not ignore your gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort ——Steve Harvey.
Family: A system of complex individuals that interact in a way only to inspire one to grow, evolve, and ultimately love. I love my family and give thanks for each and every one of them. May they each maintain an internal fire that completes them in this lifetime. Blessings for a life lived to the fullest :) Thank You Family.
Dr. Jessica Lewis
A Balanced Life