Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a 19th-century Germanphilosopherand classical philologist(the study of historical languages). He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, ironyand aphorism.
Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth have resulted in much commentary and interpretation, mostly in the continental tradition. His key ideas include the death of God, perspectivism, the Übermensch, the eternal recurrence, and the will to power. Central to his philosophy is the idea of “life-affirmation,” which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life’s expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be.
I recently had the opportunity to receive some coaching from a dear friend and colleague in marketing strategies. We were talking about the varied activities of my professional life and their congruence. My congruence is my spiritual focus, my compassion and my service to others. Whether it is as a Rabbi, Sales and Marketing professional, Motivational Speaker, Spiritual Counselor, Life Coach, Trainer or Addiction Counselor, I am always driven by my faith and desire to help you grow in ways that fulfill you.
My friend Bill asked me why I do what I do. What was my WHY? What were the driving forces behind my efforts? What profound passion and purpose propelled me daily? I spend most of my time helping others find those answers. I was not ready to be asked to provide my answers to the same question I asked others.
Have you ever asked yourself what your “Why’s” are? I found it to be a worthy exercise for me as it further helped me understand how I can help others. Once I was able to define why I do what I do and what my core beliefs and values are in relation to the work I do, I opened endless possibilities to grow within me and to provide better service and value to you.
Okay, what are my Why’s? I never thought you’d ask! Mine are gratitude for all I have been blessed with, to give back, to heal, to give hope, to inspire, to provide for, to be useful and to show love. Those are my whys and they drive me in all that I do.
My prayer for you today is that you will open your heart and explore why you do what you do and see how knowing your whys will inspire you to do for and give more to others.
Modern and independent Rabbi with an MSW Degree and 23 years of sobriety providing addiction counseling focusing on healing, spiritual guidance and personalized life cycle events.
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Hugs and blessings for a joyous day!