What is it, How to Find it and Not Lose it Again?
My life has been focused on serving others. As a former corporate leader, the daughter of two small business owners, the former wife of a small business owner, and a business owner myself; yes, you could say my life is and always has been about serving others.
Admittedly, living in the constant of serving others is just as taxing as it is rewarding. The work is soul-filling and self-satisfying. When intentional boundaries are lacking, self-care discipline is a foreign language and the frequency with which you level set on your priorities is virtually never; serving others to your fullest also equals the loss of humanism.
By definition, humanism is a philosophy or a way of thinking about the world. It is also a set of ethics or ideas about how people should live and act. It might look like I’m telling you how to live, act or think about the world.
Hold that thought; because it’s partly true and partly not true.
The Renaissance period is viewed as one of the most distinctive historical periods as one of renewal and reawakening in which humanism came to light. Renaissance Humanism was a movement in thought, literature, and art, typified by a revival in interest in the classical world and studies which focused not on religion but on what it is to be human.
Living in the environment of serving others 24/7 for more than 40 years, I’ve witnessed firsthand the loss of humanism time and time again; as a business owner, a former spouse, a daughter, a mother, a colleague, an employee, and a leader and a coach.
Frankly, watching it is just as difficult as living in the loss of your own humanism…
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