Shared identity engenders understanding and trust.
In a previous blog, titled Edge Effect, I discussed the new life and opportunities for discovery that exist at the overlap of diversity and difference. Such opportunities are present in all human interactions.
The power of the mind to exert influence over the body has been well recognised for centuries. How one person experiences pain, or the taste of a red wine, can be very different from another, even though the sensory information is the same.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." This quote from Thomas Merton, an American Trappist monk, whose great influence as a writer, poet, theologian, humanitarian and social activist resonates powerfully in our 21st century age of technology and new ways of being connected. And art is a critically valuable tool in expressing our humanity and connection.
My desire with this blog site is to share some meaningful insights from my perspective as a doctor, a Primary Care Physician, whose main role is caring for patients in his general practice clinic. They reflect my own personal opinion.