As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The other day I wrote about the new journey of healing, and with this I am learning more about myself and also life adjustments. I want to take the opportunity to thank all who have crossed my path - who have touched my body, held my hand, and were as much ethical as I would like to be when disseminating knowledge, as professionals who I have encountered as a patient. Of course the observations and encounters have not always been positive. And like any other profession, there is always room for improvement. Similar to the educator who is an incumbent of the success / failure of a student, the health practitioners responsibility is weighted higher, because of the factors associated with life and survival. Just like we have a right to claim / attain an education, or any goals that we desire, we have a right to live our life, even if there are major or minor impediments to one's health. One must continuously exercise this rightful possession. But I am learning that it is also a human right, that one must fight for.
The visibility of the systemic barriers are much more visible when one is informed, not only that the barriers weigh another down further, when they are intersected with additional barriers. But I wonder: as I am thankful for the positive encounters - to what lengths do we have to go to for the sake of peace? Similar to ideas, geo / socio politics, politics, education or even health care, we can think about how ones personal encounters, even in a state of discomfort could be an example for peace? Here we can think and wonder, just like the human body that encounters conflict, similar to the body at war is conflicted, hurt, body. Therefore a symbol for peace?
My thoughts make me wonder further - yes throughout the years / ages the writers, poets, and sages have suggested that there can be no peace without conflict. But as I sit here in this conflicted body, I wonder: Do we have to feel conflict before we can know peace?