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Jon: Let’s breath in, acknowledge our emotions, and observe.
Soren: Yes, let’s do that. But what is the question you are willing to live for?
I am a medical resident working in an ICU in Boston. Most of the day, I try to embody the principles of mindfulness. I breathe deeply to myself, try to observe my emotions on a moment-by-moment basis, and cultivate compassion for my patients. I am an idealist, but the ICU is not an idealistic place. The silence of the halls, sealed windows,…Continue
In classical Greek art, Kairos is portrayed in a manner similar to Hermes (the Roman Mercury). He is handsome, young, perpetually in motion, swift, constantly running; he has wings on his feet and on his back, he continually escapes the efforts of those who try to stop him. Cipriani
Kairos is the “fullness of time,” God’s time zone. Kairos time conveys notions of unboundedness, of fluidity, of God’s purposes intersecting and overruling this finite world of chronological…Continue
Today the nursing staff held a birthday party for a patient. The party was not to celebrate with her, but to cheer on her departure from the service. She had moved into a new age bracket, and as a result, would receive care on the far side of campus. Her details are important insofar as she was a difficult case, a hassle overnight, and poor. The more details emerged, the clearer it became – these people had loved her for the past two decades. So perhaps it was not as much a celebration, but…Continue
This post is in response to the following questions: If there is one thing you would like to see change in your faith or ethical tradition over the next ten years, what would it be? What role would you want to play?
Medical science is my faith tradition. Of all talk of medicine losing its soul, there is a false assumption that science itself once included this soul. Indeed, religious thought strongly shaped the work of physicians centuries ago. However, the emergence of the doctrine…Continue