The patient and the doctor.

There was a patient who from birth never suffered from any ill and was a model of great health, but still she felt the need for a Doctor.

Patient:

- Doctor, I have not ills and, by all standards, I am healthy and happy, but I still feel that my soul is fragile. Do you have any remedy?

Doctor:

- The health and strength of your soul are not given by the lack of ills nor by the measure of your happiness, but by your ability to add to this world more and better than whatever you are given regardless whether you were born in lack or in opulence.

Patient:

- You are not a Doctor then, you must be a magician. How can you add when you lack of what you can add? How can you add if opulence is based on hoarding for yourself?

Doctor:

- We all can add because we can put ourselves in this state of being at any given moment:

"We always have even when we lack of everything."

We all can add because we can put ourselves in this other state of being at any given moment:

"We always lack even when we have everything."

Patient:

- You are not a magician then.

Doctor:

- You are not a patient either then.

Patient:

- Do your soul aches, Doctor?

Doctor:

- As much as yours. Probably, at a different ratio.

Patient:

- What does it mean to you to be a Doctor of the soul?

Doctor:

- I am not a Doctor of the soul. I am a Doctor of my soul and you can be too. To be a Doctor of your soul is not about having something to cure or something to heal, but about having someone to grow and to awake in you.

Patient:

- Someone? You mean, another side of yourself?

Doctor:

- There is not another side of myself. There is me, there is you and there are others. I am trying to awaken the best in you of you in me. In the process, I might awaken the worst in you and in me. It is your commitment to yourself to stop that from happening on your side of things. Remember, that is your earnest responsibility.

Patient:

- What if I faltered? What if I allowed the worst?

Doctor:

- I am only in charge of bringing the best in you. You will have to deal with its side effects. I told you, I am not here to cure or to heal, but to awaken your soul as your old skin cracks.

Patient:

- What if it was better not to awaken anything because of the Pandora's box effect it has?

Doctor:

- You are the captain of your own ship. If what you allowed is a Pandora's box effect to open up for you as you awaken your soul in my presence you should talk to those demons before they come out.

Patient:

- What if all they do is to scream at me?

Doctor:

- Let them do so. Don't let them out. Show them love. Lock yourself inside with them. Demons inside Pandora's box are harmless. Talk to them, touch them, caress them, awaken them so that you can free them like rabbits from a magician's hat.

Patient:

- But Doctor, what if I awaken your Pandora's box right when you think is mine?

Doctor:

- I am glad you thought of that. Then, we have a great adventure to share and we can both journey into awakening our demons from their fallen souls. We should never kill our demons, but transform them.

Patient:

- At times you sound far too optimistic.

Doctor:

- Once you begin to profit from both, your pessimism and your optimism your Pandora's will have less demons to trap. But trust me, you will have to go beyond profiting. You will overcome the utilitarian nature of belief. That's how your soul will awaken.

Patient:

- Your words are still too encoded to me. I hope I will awaken soon.

Doctor:

- You don't need to hope. You will.