The Future of Medicine
What will wellness look like in the future? The articles in this series spotlight trends, ideas, and fresh directions.
Reality is constantly in flux. Life is ever-changing. Remembering that illness isn't a solid identity is a step toward embracing healing possibilities.
“What is absent from medicine, and even from most spiritual communities, is the understanding of our own bodies as the living sacred. Contemporary medical paradigms seldom remind us that we are sparks of divinity incarnated into human form.”
“Meditation on the 16th century Isenheim Altarpiece was prescribed to the sick. ... Could art still accomplish a miracle of comfort and consolation today ... and remind people of their mortality while also mitigating fear ... and instilling hope? ... Maybe it’s time to bring this practice of the past into the present—as a way to move into the future.”
“Over time, feeding and caring for my being this way, along with nourishing other diverse aspects of my life, built my fortitude to transform family meals into a time of warmth and care, ending a legacy of trauma and neglect.”
“We do not get to choose what feelings arise or how intensely we feel them. Our only choice is in how we relate to them.”