"Everyone gives what he has. The warrior gives strength, the merchant gives merchandise, the teacher teachings, the farmer rice, the fisher fish."
"Yes indeed. And what is it now what you've got to give? What is it that you've learned, what are you able to do?"
"I can think. I can wait. I can fast."
"I believe, that's everything!"
"And what's the use of that? For example, the fasting-- what is it good for?"
“"It is very good, sir. When a person has nothing to eat, fasting is the smartest thing he could do. When, for example, Siddhartha hadn't learned to fast, he would have to accept any kind of service before this day is up, whether it may be with you or wherever, because hunger would
force him to do so. But like this, Siddhartha can wait calmly, he knows no impatience, he knows no emergency, for a long time he can allow hunger to besiege him and can laugh about it. This, sir, is what fasting is good for."
So, what is it that you have to give? What abilities do you possess that others can learn from?
One of my qualities is that I am dedicated. I wake up 5x a week and go to the gym. I’ve been doing this for years and years. This dedication has allowed me to keep my body fit and strong.
I am dedicated to my meditation for which I’ve been practicing for years. This has allowed me to have moments of peace in my mind.
I am dedicated to learning and to my practice. This has allowed me to continuously learn and also give my best to my patients.
Write a list of 5 of your best qualities and see what you have learned through them. If you have trouble, you can ask me for some or people who know you well.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.