HUGGING MEDITATION AT PETER MAC?
I have been wondering how I can contribute back to Peter Mac. Sometimes you ask and universe delivers.
It makes my day when I find this email from CEO of Peter Mac. I hope Dale won’t mind if I post this. It is a testament of a leader with a kind heart. Kindness has become a rarity in this world. Peter Mac is in good hands.
I am so grateful of her openness to embrace hugs. It allows others to do the same. (watch her message here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USDSmpX-RTg)
Hugging is not unprofessional. Being disrespectful is.
Always hug with respect. I always ask people if I can hug them before pouncing on them ha.
Sometimes, the word “professionalism” creates wall to be someone we are not and dampen authentic relationship which is important to create connection.
Sometimes my coaching session is done while sitting the swings, park bench or walking on the beach. Even over Skype there is always so much laughter. Others may see it as unprofessional but I take my work professionally when my coaching hat is on.
I say,”People are happiest when they have the freedom to be who they are.”
Connection is important and trust is created when you are being true to yourself and others. What goes on in the inside must match with your delivery on the outside.
Cancer treatment is a long and tough journey. We need that emotional healing as well as physical healing.
Those hugs from the nurses, doctors, physio, staffs definitely healing for me.
If we can make the journey easier with laughter, hugs, love and kindness….then why not?
If we are nice to the doctors, nurses and staffs, they will be nice to us. It’s a WIN WIN situation for everyone.
We also need to have the compassion that they are doing their best.
PS: I sent a reply. I wasn’t sure if she will reply or even say yes to hugging meditation at Peter Mac but at least I have asked. I have no fear of rejection anymore – life is short ha 🙂
Kim asked,”Did you consult to your other friends to go through your reply first?”
I replied,”I was tempted but then it wouldn’t be me.” I am not the best writer and it may read differently. Even in person, sometimes I say the wrong thing that may offend people because it was lost in translation 😮
Press like/leave comment if you think running hugging meditation is a good idea?
This hugging meditation is based on the work of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh . It can also be a space to support group for other patients and carers (and staffs) while they are at the hospital anyway.
Have an amazing weekend everyone 😀