To love people is to give them what they need. Spurred off of a work-based conversation with my trainer Sue Dzurenda, I spent yesterday trying to identify how best to love and serve clients and in turn, how to encourage my staff to do the same.
Sue shared a brillant example with me of wisdom, and, most basically stated, the key to loving people is to leave your ego at the door.
Loving means giving what someone needs and recognizing that everyone’s needs vary. To be a person of great love, you must learn to be attentive and flexible to the needs of those around you. If someone needs a sense of belonging, do your very best to make them feel welcome around you in that very moment. If someone needs to feel superior or smarter than you, check your ego at the door and let them think whatever they want to think, even if it’s not necessarily true. If someone needs to feel in charge, let them feel like they are. Essentially, to live a life filled with love, we must first be generous to others with our own hearts.