You’re probably wondering why you have not heard from me as frequently. It’s because I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching. I’ve shared in previous posts that the last year has been one of the most challenging in my life with many personal and professional challenges, all in the background of a global pandemic. This has forced me to take a long, hard look at my life and to attempt to discern what is most important to me and how I want to spend the rest of my time.
One thing that has become clear is that I am very disillusioned by the direction that the healthcare system is going. All I see is more people getting sicker and sicker every year and conventional medicine failing them miserably. This has become even more apparent through our ongoing pandemic. Now, don’t get me wrong. Our modern healthcare system performs miracles on a daily basis from providing life sustaining therapies to those who would have, otherwise, died, to treating serious life threatening infections, transplanting organs that have failed and surgically treating traumatic injuries. In fact, modern healthcare shines in the realm of acute and traumatic illness but it fails miserably in chronic disease.
Now, I operate within the conventional healthcare system as a pulmonary and critical care physician, which provides me with my livelihood. However, this is not where I wish to remain with all of modern healthcare’s shortcomings and failures. If you think I’m exaggerating then I can tell you countless stories of patients who have been failed by conventional healthcare.
I’m not saying that patients don’t often need medications when they have acute on chronic illness to lift them out of a sinkhole but pharmaceuticals are not the be all end all of treatment for the purpose of healing. Healing is part of a greater paradigm, which must include mental, emotional, vibrational and spiritual health not just physical health. When you cultivate and integrate all these levels of our being, this is when true healing occurs. This is when you are in the FLOW. What is the FLOW, you may ask?
The FLOW is a state of complete inner harmony and synchronicity with the outer world and lies at the height of the healing journey. FLOW lies at the intersection of physical health, emotional intelligence, high consciousness, inner peace, peak performance, passion and purpose. It is the state from which star athletes, true leaders, global entrepreneurs and influencers operate. Optimal health, with all of its levels, is just one aspect of being in the FLOW. It is a state that few people know how to achieve and harness for their happiness, wellbeing, fulfillment and success. .
Entering the FLOW is a subject that I have become so obsessed with that it is the topic of my second book, which I am in the process of completing. You’ll hear more about this in the months to come. I have used FLOW to literally pull me out of the depths of despair and navigate adversity that has come my way.
You will be hearing more about the concept of FLOW in the weeks to come, leading up to a free webinar on this topic, which I am in the process of planning and designing and an irresistible offering, which I will be announcing when the time is right. Stay tuned to learn more about entering the FLOW!
Dr. Nauman Naeem