Wanted to share some
thoughts with you, that I shared with another friend this morning.
As we all know, physicians make for lousy patients. We don't seem to be able to apply to ourselves, the same advice we give to others. Somehow, we see ourselves as immune to the common maladies that befall others. This places us among the most vulnerable. We often wait until it's too late to seek medical attention, or our sense of denial is so strong, that we elect to permanently hold to a "head in the sand" strategy. We follow practices that we would never recommend for our own patients, often with devastating consequences. >> >> So, with all the extra stress that has been placed upon you recently, I wonder if you fall into the same trap that I sometimes do. Do you see your mental and spiritual health, as being promised, secure and immune from the same forces that erode the rest of us? What are you doing to protect yourself? >> >> One concept that I've found to be helpful is the concept of Renewal. Like a much-needed blood transfusion, the renewal and awakening of our mental and spiritual eyes, is essential for our survival and progression. How we renew is different for each person. But it commonly involves making a break from the day-to-day routine that dulls our senses over time. Routine, (aka Stability) is a double-edged sword. We all need some of it, but too much of it can be detrimental. So, I hope you are doing something to shatter the monotony that makes us dead inside. Sometimes that involves thinking outside the box. When I went to north Georgia mountains recently, I felt renewed, even transformed. Remember just how fragile you and the rest of us really are. We often don't have as much gas in the tank as we sometimes think. Better to fill up now, before you come up empty. >> Have a great day, David