An unorthodox doctor, who always thought beyond prescriptions, pills and medication, once said to one of his regular patients: “I’m starting to suspect that the best medicine for humans is love.”
The patient, surprised, shocked even, said: “What if love doesn’t work?”
The doctor smiled and said, “Increase the dose.”
“Time heals some wounds, but love heals them all.” ―
Master: “Love is the best cure. Love is the most effective medicine for humans.”
Disciple: “What if it doesn’t work?”
Master: “Increase the dose!”
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou, Facebook page, January 11, 2013.
There lived once a husband and wife both of whom were doctors. He was a doctor of theology and she was a doctor of medicine. They had just moved to a new house and hired a young and witty new housekeeper who doubled as a cook.
One morning the doorbell rang and the housekeeper promptly answered the door. The visitor asked for “the doctor”.
And without missing a beat the housekeeper said, “Do you want the one who preaches or the one who practices?”
Source | Unknown
Your actions speak so loud, I cannot hear what you’re saying.
After visiting the doctor, a man called his wife, crying.
His wife asked, “What’s the matter honey?”
He said, “Well, the doctor has given me these pills, and I have to take one each day for the rest of my life.”
And his wife asked, “So why are you upset?”
He answered, “The doctor only gave me four pills.”
Source | Based on Paul Coutinho sj, HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD. Page 107
PONDER AND CONSIDER
To live fully and freely we need to accept the transitoriness of life. It is all impermanent. We are just passing through. Life is a constant flux. Everything is constantly changing.