Welcome to the Reflection Pool

What inspires you…can inspire others.

We are passionate about creating a welcoming and caring environment for employees, patients, and families. To keep us true to our mission and core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence as we work and serve others, we use reflections at the start of every meeting. Reflections can create a dialogue and a new reality by inviting us to notice what we may not have noticed before, which in turn can positively transform how we think and feel about ourselves, others, and the world.

Feel free to browse our Reflection Pool for inspiration for your next reflection – whether to be shared with a group or for you personally. We hope this is a resource you find useful and come back to frequently.

In addition, we invite you to inspire others with a submission of a short story, poem, sacred story, scripture, or famous quote that encourages others to reflect on their personal or collective experience—in our being and in our doing.

Featured Reflections

Don't Settle

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

Keep taking the steps that will get you closer to a career you love.

  • Excellence

Submitted by Mission Team

Change

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. 

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

Build a Better World

You can’t build a better world without improving the individuals. We must work on improving ourselves, and at the same time, share a responsibility for all humanity. Our duty is to aid those to whom we think we can be the most useful.

  • Integrity

Submitted by Mission Team

A Monk’s Story

A monk was walking through the woods. As he enjoyed the scenery, a thought occurred to him: If on some other day, in the midst of his usual routine, he were swept away and placed up close to the trunk of one these massive trees, he wouldn’t understand what it was. He’d have to step back to see that it was a tree to appreciate its beauty. 

The monk realized that God is similar to that tree. God could be so close to us, and by stepping back, we’d recognize that God was there the entire time. 

Sometimes we are in need of answers. By stepping back from our search for it, we may find that the answer was right next us all along.

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

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