What is happiness, complacency and oneness


I am grateful for my life and my life as a family physician.
I tell my patients happiness are transient moments and so are sadness. They are both in the spectrum of human experiences to be embraced and to be enjoyed for now; as they will likely end with death.
I love going to work. I think it really helps that I see patients as part of my “river of life”; a place where I listen and learn about life. I realize my patient’s needs are no different than my own. To be understood, loved and cared for. Isn’t every physician sooner or later also a patient?
As the fear of pain, suffering, illness, existential threats, the fear of complacency can all be motivator. In my experience fear tends to lead to avoidance or at best direct attention to symptomatic interventions and distracts from the root cause of the challenges. I think a personal wellness that arise from a great awareness of oneness is the wellspring of the power to genuine change.
“Those who experiences unity, sees themselves in all beings.” — Buddha
“Everything in the universe is within you, ask all from yourself.” — Rumi
“The kingdom of God Is within you” — Jesus according to Luke 17:21, KJV
“The greatest ability as humans is not to change the world but change ourselves.” — Gandhi
“Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You” — JFK
“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.” – Greta Thunberg.
This sense of oneness can be a drag. I sense the screaming of my interdependencies — the species and rainforests are disappearing, the oceans are rising, the children are striking, the masses are marching, the legislators must be legislating, the carbon emitters must be stopped, the plastic polluters must be shamed and regulated, everyone must start planting, etc.
As a physicians am I just too busy? So must I just let the CMA make a passionate statement on my behalf so I can get back to my grindstone in our sickness industry?

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What is happiness, complacency and oneness

I am grateful for my life and my life as a family physician. I tell my patients happiness are transient moments and so are sadness. T...