I’ve found it quite beautiful that over the years, the “right” relationships present to reflect the lessons I need help with and offer reflection for my refinement, my choosing and more even, my level of participation.
One memory that sticks out is a staff training when the emphasis was focusing on “loving the patients right where they are”. My content was wrapped around the many different spaces that patients present themselves in our offices. Sometimes they’re primed, ready to hear our chiropractic story, ready for the invite to participate, but that isn’t always the case, right? Too often, they have an agenda that is a bit varied from ours, yes?
I wonder how open we are to allowing them the space to be where they are and what they experience while with us…do they feel accepted, supported, and loved? Do they want more? A handful of people buy care based on numbers and facts, most buy based on how they “feel” and I promise you, it’s not just how their back feels. Even the ones who buy based on numbers and facts, there is a perceived “insurance” of how they’ll feel later, lending a feeling of wisdom, safety and responsibility now.
Emotion is contagious ~ how do YOU feel in practice? How does your staff feel? When I have patience for the space my patients and co-workers are in, I can posture myself with a reflection of love, support, intention, and great purpose. For me, I’m grateful, honored, and excited to be a part of a most amazing profession…one that IS changing the world...and has especially shaped mine.