https://doctorabha.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Screen-Shot-2021-02-01-at-10.36.03-AM.png 1074 1332 email@example.com http://doctorabha.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/IMG_6866-2-226x300.jpg firstname.lastname@example.org 19:34:162021-05-10 19:34:30“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.” -Buddha
I love the first portion of this quotation. By heeding health directives, wearing seatbelts, driving the speed limit, wearing a mask, you are not merely caring for yourself, you are aware of those around you. I suspect the latter part of this beautiful message could mean a great many things and I ask you to contemplate how it applies to you.
At first blush, I guess it suggests that in caring about others, one is naturally imbued with a higher purpose, a sense of grandeur and an overall better value for life – mine and yours, ours. I derive so much inner peace when my patient feels heard and cared for. I cannot always fulfill every single patient’s hope and expectation of health. At least, I cannot do it alone. But, I try. And my mission is to never stop trying.
I will care for myself so I may be present for those who depend on me.
And I will care for others so I may never cease to be that which I have chosen to be: a good and faithful friend and physician.
To your health. To your mission. To your joy. And to the joy of others.
I wish you peace, love and health, now and tomorrow.
Yours in health,