31 Oct How to have more love, joy, and meaning in your life
If you want more love…
If you want to be healthy…
If you are looking for deep satisfaction and meaning in your life…
If you want boundless joy…
If you are seeking inner peace…
Give them to others.
Life takes your own consciousness and reflects it back to you. If you want more…give more. Help others find the same thing you are seeking.
My name is Paul Greenbaum. I’m a full time chiropractor and acupuncturist. I’ve seen thousands of patients in private practice, and have taught yoga, martial arts, meditation, for over 30 years. I’ve also taught courses and workshops in Thai massage, nutrition, and self growth for over twenty years.
Helping others is gratifying. It also pays the bills, and––not a small thing: I’m my own boss and make my own schedule.
And when I say I’m a full time healer, that doesn’t mean 40 hours a week or working overtime. Healing isn’t like that. Healing is not a factory where you get them in and out. If I work 30 hours a week with patients that’s a lot for me. Not to mention that 15 years ago, I gave up my fancy office and now work from my home. All I do every morning is walk up the stairs. Sure can’t beat the commute, and the time I save is priceless.
Healing is a great gig, but it wasn’t until just a few years ago that I really understood just how good it really is, or why.
People began contacting me, paying a personal visit, calling, or writing a card. Patient’s I hadn’t heard from, in some cases, for 20 years wanted to tell me how much our time together changed their lives. Maybe it was getting them out of pain, preventing an operation, getting them off medication, easing them through an emotional blockage, or helping them to open their heart. Some patients’ were old, maybe they wanted to thank me before they died. Other’s just wanted to tell me how much our time together effected their lives.
It was then I realized:
People loved me, I was in the epicenter of a tremendous amount of love.
I really got it: healing––if you are sincere––is a rare profession. You are in the center of an exchange of love, and it feels fantastic. Love is the most profound food that we exist upon.
I’ll tell you a great secret that everyone knows, but few take it to heart: when it comes time to die, love is the only thing that remains important.
When you’re on your death bed your bank account will be useless; your perfect figure amounts to zero. Sadly, you will find the great majority of what you focused on in life is worthless.
Of the many pursuits we go after in life, on your deathbed, all that matters is the love you gave and received.
If you are full of love you’ll leave life rich. If you are not filled with love you’ll leave as a beggar.
Many patients have told me that I’m the richest man they know––though I’ve never had a lot of money. And they are right, I do feel rich. At least when it’s time to die, I know I’ll be full.
When I had a near death experience, there were only three things that remained valuable.
Did I give and receive enough love?
Did I do what I came here to do?
Did I leave the world a better place than I found it?
The second and third are dependent on the first.
What you came here to do is to share yourself at the deepest level, and how will you leave the world a better place? Only through love.
To realize this is when one becomes a healer, no matter what path of life you may walk.