With The Lancet’s latest dire warning about the declining potency of antibiotics is the only way out to seek even more potent medication? Or might there be new horizons to explore in the ‘post-antibiotic era’ foreseen by the World Health Organisation? ...
...As well-meaning warnings increasingly ring in our ears, modern medicine’s gloomy self-prognosis isn’t the whole of the story. There remains the possibility of looking beyond the current borders of our familiar, matter-based model of health care to explore the potential of more spiritual avenues.
Una bella leyenda árabe cuenta que, “cuando un gran amigo nos ofende, debemos escribir la ofensa en la arena, donde el viento del olvido y el perdón se encargarán de borrarla y olvidarla. En cambio, cuando un gran amigo nos ayuda, o nos ocurre algo grandioso, es preciso grabarlo en la piedra de la memoria del corazón, donde ningún viento de ninguna parte del mundo, podrá borrarlo."
Having a purpose in life and living authentically and gratefully every day is more health-giving than seeking happiness for its own sake.
“The fantasy of happiness is sold to us every day. We live in a society that does everything in its power to eliminate sadness, sickness and all the negatives of life,” said Dr. Nima Rahmany from Maple Ridge. “And it isn’t working!”
A rising tide of public opinion shows health, more than almost any other aspect of life, to be significant to a successful life.
More than 2,000 Americans ranked five ingredients as contributors to their overall success, and the results were: being open to change at 94 percent; good health at 85 percent; finding time for important things at 83 percent; having a good marriage or relationship at 81 percent; having a job or career you love at 75 percent. As you can see, only one other area was thought to be more important than health.
“How do we advance an entire field to be more inclusive of the broader range of human experiences?” asked Cassandra Vieten, a clinical psychologist and accomplished researcher during her recent plenary talk at the Science & Nonduality conference in San Jose, Ca. A provocative question, to be sure, and one that could apply to just about any line of scientific investigation .
"Would you like your doctor to be a mechanic or a gardener?"
"A mechanic fixes broken parts, but a gardener is interested in the whole plant," Dr. Donald B. Levy said as he addressed the mostly female audience at his lunchtime talk at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. "You have to till the soil, strengthen the plant, add in nutrients and care for it at each stage of growth."