Writing for learning Category
To begin the quest of answering the question, “What does e = mc², have to do with medicine?”, I’ll, firstly, refer to a dictionary and consider the definition of medicine. From the definition, in my dictionary, I find many different meanings of the word medicine. For example, a meaning of the word “medicine” that I’m not interested in is: “Something that serves as a remedy or corrective i.e., medicine for rebuilding the economy; measures that were harsh medicine.” But, the most used form of the word is exactly what I have in mind.
A few days ago I was asked a specific question about a meeting I attended in 2000. I explained exactly what happened in the meeting and was asked the follow-up question: “Was that really what happened?” I immediately answered: “Yes, that’s what I remembered.” Well, just because that’s the way I remember what happened, is that really what happened?
Once Albert Einstein was asked, “What is the most important question facing humankind?” Einstein responded by asking the question: “Is the universe a friendly place?”
Hmm…, I think the answer to Einstein’s question is yes.
This post has been and is a “work of love,” pun intended. I have had numerous titles for it, but all were asking the question, in one form or another — What is love? As you can see, I finally settled on being specific about a certain kind of love — self-love.
When you look into the mirror, what do you see? You, of course. What’s wrong with that? Well, nothing necessarily, but using the mirror as a metaphor, what “tense” do you see yourself. What??? Well, I’ll admit that word “tense” is stretching things a little, but what I’m suggesting is when you look at yourself, do you see yourself as you are now, or as the person you can become? In other words, do you generally “see yourself” as the person you are now or as the person you will be in the future?
In April of 2009, I did a posting entitled, “You Make Me Emote!” In the posting, I declared that each person is responsible for her/his emotions. I have been thinking a lot about that declaration lately. It’s possibly much more complex than I originally thought. In other words, maybe the simplicity of declaring each person is responsible for her/his emotions needs to take into account the many reasons for emoting, along with the imperfection of humanity.
Last year, a close friend and I were walking and she made a comment about wanting to learn how to paint using watercolors. She also said that she has never been able to create a painting that is good. After talking about all of the creative things she wanted to do, but never did, she then summarily stated: “I simply am not creative!”
Recently, I watched the movie, “Tomorrow Is Forever” starring Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert. It’s a film that was originally released in 1946. Even though I have seen it many times before, I watched it again because – it starred an actor I’ve always enjoyed, Orson Welles, AND my curiosity about the title.
How can I emotionally cleanse myself of grief? Is it wise to try and do so? Since grief is a natural emotional response for all humans, then when appropriate, should we try to not grieve? These are all good questions and for this post, I would like to focus, primarily, on the first one. How can I emotionally cleanse myself of grief?