Beginner’s Mind and Beginning to Get Healthier

Embracing the possibilities of the beginner.

I NEVER assume I know everything about health.
There’s human physiology that we still don’t fully understand.
I always look for the smart doctors, nurses and patients to enlighten me.
Patients teach doctors more about being human than doctors teach patients.
I talk to patients every day.
I talk to people who work in every aspect of the healthcare industry, from integrative medicine doctors to meditation teachers to naturopaths to functional medicine practitioners to health writers to media.
The word doctor is originally an agentive noun of the Latin verb docēre meaning ‘to teach’.
I learn from you every day.

Microstep: Approach your health with “beginner’s mind.” There’s so much that we have yet to learn about optimal wellness. Explore the possibilities.


Originally published at drsteven.com.