On this Labor Day 2012 I am very blessed to have a job that I love to do. I have been able through careful study to make my job my vocation. To be able to help another individual add significance to their life is very rewarding. Through a system derived from health centered philosophies I can help a patient break out of the disease cycle and take control of their own health. On this Labor Day I pay tribute to the two places that changed my life to help people change theirs. These two places for me were like no other. They are The L.D Pankey Institute and The Schuster Center for Professional Development.
In Hans Selye’s book Stress Without Distress, work is discussed at great length and I would like to share just a passage and encourage you to find something that you are passionate about in order to live a purpose filled life.
Selye states, Man Must Work: Just as muscles become flabby and degenerate if not used, so our brain slips onto chaos and confusion unless we constantly use it for some work that seems worthwhile to us. In the book he sites the great Canadian physician William Osler who recognized the significance of work:
Though little, the master word looms large in meaning. It is the “open sesame” to every portal, the great equalizer; the philosopher’s stone which transmutes all base metal of humanity into gold. The stupid it will make bright, the bright brilliant, and the brilliant steady. To youth, it brings hope, to the middle-aged confidence,, to the aged repose. It is directly responsible for all advances in medicine during the past twenty-five years. Not only has it been the touchstone of progress, but it is the measure of success in everyday life. And the master word is WORK.
Happy Labor Day 2012.