The Creativity and Madness Summer Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, brought into sharper focus my attempt to enhance professional well-being by embedding inspirational thoughts into the first-flash moments of one’s awakening mind:
The archetypal meme of moving from darkness to light is a gateway to mindful meditation, which fosters feelings of transcendence, perhaps what Sir William Osler meant by Aequanimitas, “to rise superior to the trials of life” and Rudyard Kipling in IF: If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same (‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies).
While always a work in progress, awareness of practicing mindfully likely facilitates burning brighter rather than out. Why should this aging PCP call it quits If still enjoying the ride? My hope is to pay thanks forward to the MGHCfPWB by sharing this personal narrative on one PCP’s approach to sustaining workplace resilience.Arthur J. Siegel, M.D., Director, MGH Internal Medicine Associates, Belmont, MA