He started by telling us his personal story of getting sick, which ignited his interest in searching for the truth.
Today was a warm and breezy Sunday afternoon well spent with my co-residents at one of our cardio consultants’ farm.
Quiz time = NAME that tree. Now this was the part where we (except Rhaffy) sounded and looked stupid. We can easily name the most common organisms involved in the different infections that occur in certain body parts… BUT WE DON’T KNOW THE NAME OF THE TREES!!!
Breathers like this are a must for resident physicians. Getting out of the four walls of the hospital relieves you of your daily grind’s stresses -the echoing cries of patients and significant others that we are very familiar with, the never endings codes that happen here and there, and tons of events that extend your patience far beyond its limitations.
Stepping out of our arena every once in awhile not only maintains our sanity; but more importantly, it makes us realize that there is a world outside of medicine -something we have deprived ourselves as we hone our skills in taking care of the sick.
And this was exactly the goal of Dr. Francisco Maleza, Jr. for us this afternoon -to make us realize that despite the demands of the practice of medicine, we should still find time to pursue our true passions.
For it is only by doing what makes us genuinely happy, when we can say that we have found our place in this world… and our purpose.
So what is that one thing that you are passionate about?
If you’ve already found it, never tire sharing it with others!
If you’re still searching, enjoy the journey -for sometimes it is in seeking that we truly get to know ourselves and our heart’s desire.