If I suggested that you invest in the stock market, and no matter how hard you worked and applied your creative abilities, that you would always fail- how interested would you be in investing?
The business of healing can be like that, because everyone eventually gets old, gets sick and dies. In fact, my Buddhist friends call old age, infirmity and death the Three Heavenly Messengers! I googled this term and got over 2 million hits, suggesting that it is a very popular term in certain circles.
As a “healer,” a functional medicine physician, I know how easy it is to get my ego wrapped up with my powers to end infirmity (for a while), extend life (for a while) and put death off (for a while). Inevitably though, no matter how good I am at this trade, I too will always fail. Therefore, I am constantly questioning my motives and asking my colleagues to engage in a little introspection and ask questions like, “Why am I in this business of healing, when the Three Heavenly Messengers, old age, infirmity and death, will always prevail?”Read More