I’m re-reading Margaret J. Wheatley’s book, “So Far From Home: Lost and found in our brave new
world” because I find it affirming and inspiring. I share this excerpt from page 163 with you and if you read the book, I’d love to dialogue about it. I think there are wonderful wisdoms for us in healthcare!
“A Path for Warriors
We are grateful to discover our right work and happy to be engaged in it.
We embody values and practices that offer us meaningful lives now. We let go of needing to impact the future.
We refrain from adding to the aggression, fear, and confusion of this time.
We welcome every opportunity to practice our skills of compassion and insight, even very challenging ones.We welcome every opportunity to practice our skills of compassion & insight, even very challenging ones. Click To Tweet
We resist seeking the illusory comfort of certainty and stability.
We delight when our work achieves good results yet let go of others needing to adopt our successes.
We know that all problems have complex causes. We do not place blame on any one person or cause, including ourselves and colleagues.
We are vigilant with our relationships, mindful to counteract the polarizing dynamics of this time.
Our actions embody our confidence that humans can get through anything as long as we’re together.
We stay present to the world as it is with open minds and hearts, knowing this cultivates our gentleness, decency, and bravery.We care for ourselves as tenderly as we care for others, taking time for rest, reflection, and renewal. Click To Tweet
We care for ourselves as tenderly as we care for others, taking time for rest, reflection, and renewal.
We are richly blessed with moments of delight, humor, grace, and joy. We are grateful for these.”
Thanks to Meg Wheatley and all of you compassionate and committed healthcare workers for the good work you do every day.