Saturday, October 20, 2012

Family Medicine: Time to Warrior-Up!


There, I've written the word.  What images does it generate in your brain?  What thoughts?  What feelings?  What sounds?  Any smells?  Or tastes?

Or FEARS?!  (Yes, many feel afraid when they hear or read the word warrior).

In the Four-Fold Way by Angeles Arrien, she describes the Way of the Warrior:

"The Way of the Warrior or Leader is to show up, or choose to be present.
Being present allows us to access the human resources of power, presence, and communication. We express the way of the Leader through appropriate action, good timing, and clear communication.":

Family Medicine needs more warriors (Uh Oh, warrior in the same sentence with Family Medicine- meek, soft spoken, please everyone, don't make waves, sacrifice for the poor, ignore the rich-Family Medicine)

Family Medicine needs more warriors.  A little bit louder now, and proudly- with enthusiasm:  Family Medicine needs more Warriors!

We are complicit with the misaligned behavior of The Beast- the Medical Industrial Complex- that is shamelessly bankrupting America.  Can we Warrior-Up and re-direct it?  Can we Warrior-Up and protect our patients from its darker side?

Warrior-Up, Family Medicine.  We owe it to ourselves and our patients.

What do you think?


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