I don’t know whether I should jump back into my art career after neglecting it for the past three years.
I don’t know whether the risky relationship shift I just negotiated with my husband will draw us closer together or drive us further apart.
I don’t know whether I should say yes to the guy who wants to help me develop a Whole Health Medicine training certification program.
I don’t know whether moving my 6-year old daughter out of our attachment-parenting bedroom down three flights of stairs into her own bedroom will be good for her or not.
I could go on…but I won’t bore you with the vastness of what confuses me. Instead, I’ll ask you a question.
Can you make peace - even love - all the question marks in your life?
Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, “Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and dreams. Try to love the questions themselves.”
It’s been an enormous month for me. I was inducted into the Association of Transformational Leadership and that led to a slew of potential business opportunities that came rushing in. One guy wants to help me train physicians in the Whole Health approach to patient care I used in my clinical practice, which I also teach in my upcoming book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, May 2013).
I also just saw the documentary film Escape Fire, about how to rescue our broken health care system, and at the screening, I met Dr. Dean Ornish and spoke to him about the radical mind-body medicine programs he’s been using for decades to effectively reverse heart disease - programs which, after 16 years of Dr. Ornish battling Congress, Medicare is now covering.
And now I’m prepping for the speeches I’ll be giving at the Take Back Your Health conference in Washington DC, the Hay House I Can Do It IGNITE conference in NYC, and TEDx American Riviera in Santa Barbara.
There have also been other big shifts. After ten years of not working outside the home, my husband just took a job with a charitable nonprofit involved in education. And I just started a mentorship program for my art, and after nearly three years of essentially neglecting my art career, my visual arts gears are churning again.