"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
- Howard Thurman
I want to dedicate today's post to my father, who has been my greatest teacher on so many levels. Pictured here is his graduation for his PhD in nuclear physics (with me) & us both at my med school graduation. He later went on to get his post-doctorate in medical physics & inspired me to go into the medical field. ---
I recently asked him about quantum physics & what he thought about a positive mind creating a positive life, and he agreed with me wholeheartedly. He is also a testament to that as he was able to come out of a life of poverty & create a comfortable life for our family in a new country through his hard work. He taught me the importance of an education & to enjoy the little things in life. He didn't pass the physics gene onto me though (but helped get me through it in college lol...) ---
Happy Fathers Day to the smartest, most generous, humble & handiest man I know, my Daddy... and to all the wonderful fathers out there😍
It's something many renowned physicians knew, from Hippocrates to Paracelsus, but has been lost in modern society. This doesn't mean that we sit back and be passive, however! Healing is a process that occurs through a team effort between healer, patient & greater natural forces.
Let's not forget the endless benefits of being outdoors or how our health is affected by our environment!
So grateful for this generous/beautiful gift from @allheartscrubs: A Littman stethoscope- Black with Champagne finish (I feel like that could be a song title/lyric of some sort LOL.) I especially love the note that came with it. It says to:
✨🔥"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." 🔥✨
The hand I am holding belongs to one of the nicest patients/people I have ever met. Despite being in her 90s with multiple medical problems, she always asks me about how I am doing. It's interactions with patients like her that make me feel like I chose the right career.