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Monday Morning Motivation

Law of Sowing and Reaping

Plant seeds of doubt and you'll reap a harvest of uncertainty. Plant seeds of fear and you'll pick the fruit of scarcity and lack. Conversely, plant seeds of abundance, certainty and trust and you'll yield a crop of hope and healing. Plant love and your harvest will be bumper crop of still more love.

In other words, what goes around, comes around.

If you plant seeds of control and management in the soil of your patient relationships, expect a harvest of high maintenance patients who require emotionally draining supervision and who set you up for disappointment. And if you plant seeds of trust and personal responsibility, you will just as certainly manifest patients with high self-esteem who value accountability and wellness care.

The seeds you plant are up to you. It's your garden. Naturally, if you're unhappy with your harvest, plant different seeds!

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I'd like to thank you again Bill. Since attending The Conversation in the fall of '07 I've let go of the illusion of controlling what patients do, say, or think. I show up as my authentic self in service to their wishes. I always offer what I feel is best for overall health but NEVER take it personally if my overtures are rejected (and rejected they are!)and never shame the patient for making a "bad" decision.
Since then the number of re-activations has grown by leaps and bounds because of the seeds I've been planting. I've found the most trying part is having faith and patience. There is always the instinct to do, which is so much harder than just being. But the result is well worth is. Instead of one person (me) using huge amounts of energy to motivate the practice, lots of people (patients) are each using a little energy to accomplish the same thing.

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