Any workplace can be filled with challenging people and frustrating circumstances… especially one like ours. Being productive and efficient with your time does not happen by accident. It happens by design. It is the result of discipline and purpose. We pour effort and emotion into everything we do here at The Healing Place, because we are personally invested in the mission. I can honestly say that as a team, we are always looking for a way to improve and be more professional. We believe in what we do, and are truly blessed for this to be our occupation. Everyone here gets up and comes in every day, and tries to make this place better, by doing the best job that they can.
There is absolutely no place here for negative energy from any outside sources, but from time to time we find ourselves on the receiving end of some good old-fashioned, unhealthy criticism. For years I have watched people standing on the outside looking in and making judgments about the direction of this place is going and the people who will take it there. I have heard them question the motives of changes that they don’t agree with – or worse, people that couldn’t tell you the first thing about our establishment object to how we do our job. I challenge all of them that if you bring me a problem, then bring me a solution.
Of course, the spirit of this place lives on! It is embedded on every part of our process. You can see it on the faces that meet you at the door. All you have to do is go and listen clients greet a newcomer: “Welcome to a power greater than yourself.” Those are the words you will hear, but keep watching and you will witness compassion, sympathy, and sacrifice. We are all in this together. The spirit here breeds nothing but strength and love. What we do here is help people plant miracles and then watch them grow.
We meet hard situations head on, when others would abandon them. Some people ignore problems that they create then leave us to clean up the mess. So to all of those that would question our techniques, I have selected a passage for you from my one of my favorite books:
"If any feel that we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement. We feel, after many years of experience that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them."
-- William D. Silkworth, M.D.
Posted on September 11, 2015
by Marla Highbaugh filed under