By Steven E. Hodes M.D.
Steven E. Hodes, M.D., firstly informed in conventional, high-caliber scientific courses that led him via commencement on the Albert Einstein scientific tuition and to a fellowship at Mount Sinai medical institution. yet a long time later, he observed anything important lacking in his method of healthcare. i used to be expert as a doctor, no longer a healer…taught to view the sufferer as a computing device struggling with a few mechanical failure. My goal was once to be the easiest diagnostician attainable, he explains. Then occasions happened that opened the eyes of this now veteran health professional to deep insights concerning the mind-body-spirit connection. That awakening moved him to a metaphysical view of health—a view extra religious than non secular, yet nonetheless firmly grounded in technological know-how. Embracing his position as a metaphysician, he additionally started to see himself as a meta-physician, or physician remodeled (meta) via this new understanding. during this e-book, Hodes describes his trip to turning into a metaphysician on name. He issues out profound, but uncomplicated, observations and ideology that impact our belief of the character of reality—metaphysics—which, in flip, can mostly impact our overall healthiness in all senses—body, brain, and spirit. all of us can and will take accountability for our personal healthiness on all degrees, he explains. This e-book is designed to encourage us to invite our personal questions, and assemble our personal facts to augment all parts of our lives and health, and so locate therapeutic and peace.
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I felt she had come into my life for a reason, as I had come into hers. What followed was even more amazing to me. My office manager, Louise, is a woman for whom I had and continue to have enormous respect. Her response to hearing Jen’s stories was a brief smile . . and a knowing nod. ” I asked. “No, not at all,” she said. ” I must have stood with my mouth open as she described her encounter with the “other side” in her home in Florida, which had a typical fenced-in patio. “One evening I ‘saw’ two elderly gentlemen walk right into my porch through one side of the closed area,” she relayed.
This was a far cry from science “proving” a higher metaphysical reality. I also came across statistics that 40 percent of scientists believed in the existence of God. True, this was far below the over 90 percent of typical Americans who believe in God. Still, 40 percent of scientists? My only assumption could be that for these individuals, science had not closed the door on spirituality. I began to read about the history of the relationship between science and religion. Many brilliant theologians and thinkers from the twelfth century, including 14:51 P1: 000 GGBD166C01 C34839/Hodes From Physician to Meta-Physician Top Margin: 5/8in Gutter Margin: 3/4in October 4, 2007 19 Christian theologian Thomas Aquinas and the Jewish physician and philosopher Moses Maimonides, found no conflict between the two.
What is truly important to us, friends, family, and loved ones, will remain in our consciousness. The less significant but daily annoyances will vanish like a cloud. To recall this truth when we feel well again is a metaphysical insight. r Taking a moment to reflect on how our thoughts and feelings produce physical symptoms is a metaphysical moment. r Caretaking a loved one through a serious health crisis such as cancer, trying to help them live and heal, and ultimately having to watch them die, can be 18:34 P1: 000 GGBD166C02 C34839/Hodes Top Margin: 5/8in Gutter Margin: 3/4in October 4, 2007 Metaphysics—What Does It Mean?
Meta-Physician on Call for Better Health: Metaphysics and Medicine for Mind, Body and Spirit by Steven E. Hodes M.D.