To practise mindfulness is to engage in our lives with responsibility and with a sense that only we can make the changes necessary. True, there are external relationships we have with various health care providers that may be significant to our well-being. We give these relationships a level of authority over the trajectory of recovery. It is also important, if not more important, that we give our inner healer the same power over our well-being. In a sense, being in wellness requires that we acquire professional-level skills to be who we already are: beings whose natural stretch is towards wellness.
The following video and its companions in the Legacy of Wisdom series are instructive and revealing about the practice of becoming our own Inner Doctor. Please enjoy them and enter this new year with a resolve to become truly professional about living deeply.