If you watch the recently released series Our Planet, narrated by David Attenborough on Netflix, you will find there are not enough people on our planet asking this question. I beg all of you who read this to please ask yourself this question and live toward being able to answer it. The questions’ journey is not about being right or perfect; it is about being aware.
Food is fuel, food is life, food is medicine.
I watched The Magic Pill documentary on Netflix and I support the information in it. I wanted to create a blog post about it and share this information with you in hopes that you will watch it too.
Maybe it is really hard for people to see others as being the same as them in that unifying attribute of being human because they haven’t exercised the practice of seeing and listening enough to gain the clarity that connects the dots. Long ago, I began seeing myself in my patients, my children, my family and friends—and I see them in me. That realization is what brought empathy to my work as a physician and to all the other roles I have in life as well: husband, son, father, grandfather, sibling, friend, teacher, student, etc... It helps the process of dismantling the ego, and it guides all my decisions.
What is reality? Recent scientific discoveries make one thing certain about the age-old question. It is certain that science does not have a good grasp of reality. Two of the best models of physical reality, the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics, appear to be fundamentally incompatible.
In the middle part of Einstein’s career, though he had laid much of the groundwork for Quantum Theory, he balked at the implications of what was discovered….that there is embedded within the laws of physics an uncertainty that cannot be overcome. I think of it as a mystery that remains beyond all our measurements, calculations, predictions, and perspectives.
LOVE YOUR HEART:
PREVENTION AND REVERSAL OF HEART DISEASE
Saturday May 12th 2018 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
University Club of MSU, 3435 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910
PLUS: HEART DISEASE RELATED SCREENINGS OFFERED
Carotid intima-media thickness Periodontal disease screening A1C diabetes screening Nutrition coaching Hypertension screening Hands-on science for children
Tickets & details: loveyourheartevent.eventbrite.com
Come and Learn about Young Living Essential Oils. There will be all the ingredients for you to make and take home lotion, lip balm, massage oil, room spray, bath salts.
Learn about diffusing essential oils in your home Discover Young living cleaning products Enjoy a glass of wine and some refreshments
Lately, I have been struck by how frequently patients say to me just how much they appreciate the time I have spent with them at the end of our visit. They go on. “This was amazing, wonderful. No one has taken the time to listen to me, to really try to understand my problem, to look me in the eye, to examine me, and to explain what you think and how you think I can get better.”
Listening, really listening, is a practice that is difficult and sometimes even dangerous. Deep attentive listening has the power to draw us into the mystery called silence. Often in listening, we encounter other people and our own lives in new ways