Empath Health Blog, Jim Andrews

Suncoast Hospice Director of Spiritual Care Jim Andrews

There is a concept in Judaism that first appeared in the Mishnah called “Tikun Olam” in Hebrew. A translation of this term would be “repair of the world.” It is a recognition of our responsibility to be agents of healing and justice in our family, our community, our workplace and our world. It calls us to be a part of the solution. It challenges us to work to fix that which is broken and address issues of inequity and build bridges where there are divides.

In the same way that there are things in need of repair in our external world, there is a need for healing and wholeness within. Moreover, it is when we are properly aligned within that our efforts to effect change externally are most powerful. Deepak Chopra puts it this way, “If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world.”

May we conduct ourselves with the same peace, compassion, and openness to reconciliation that we wish to see in the world around us!

Have a great week, everyone!