The longer I work with my patients, the more
aware I become of the fundamentality of
the spiritual in health and disease. Here is
just one observation concerning the phenomena I
refer to: An open
heart does not close its arteries, and a closed
heart cannot keep its arteries open. I anticipate
snickering from some cardiologist who might read
this. But I write only what my truest teachers (my
patients) teach me.
How does one define the
spiritual? In my book The Canary and Chronic
Fatigue (1994) I could not resist walking that
definitional tightrope with the following words:
The spiritual to
the early Man was unknowable. The spiritual
is being outside the capacity of our bodily senses
and the reach of the mind. Spirituality lies outside
the needs of the body or the demands of the mind.
Good teachers of spirituality may take us to the
limits of our bodily and mental experiences—to the
gates of spirituality—but they cannot lead us into
it. No one can show anyone else what is the
spiritual, no one can make anyone else spiritual.
This is what the early Man must have known—through
some spiritual journey—when he conceived the
In 2003, in
Integrative Cardiology, the fourth volume of
The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine,
I made a second feeble attempt to put my notion of
the spiritual in words as quoted below:
"My working definition of the
spiritual, which I have used for several years, is
this: It is a state of surrender to the larger
unknowable Presence that one recognizes only
by the way one changes through the light and love of
One Can Know Only As
Much Divinity As Exists Within One's Self
One sees that vividly only when
in throes of pain and suffering. We physicians, by
and large, insist on the 'hard' evidence of blinded
studies. We are uncomfortable with notions of
healing with spirituality and one's own divinity. I
once read somewhere that it is better to keep quiet
and be considered a fool than to speak out and prove
that. That has never kept me from speaking out about
my personal quarrel with the mysteries of healing. I
seldom have had difficulty seeing the fool in me.
But the fools do have wonderful insights sometimes.
So I persist.
Today may I be in your Presence
for a few moments.
Today I demand nothing.
Today I Protest Nothing.
Today may I simply be in your
Presence for a few moments.
Taken from The Canary and
Chronic Fatigue (1994)
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