There is Social Disruption in Our Midst

There is social disruption in our midst, clearly. The lack of civility in the news this week tells us so.

I know you are in the eye of the storm, and cannot fathom that what is happening in the world is going to someday change the emphasis in healthcare from all things science, technology and money, but it is.

The disruption is coming from frustrations about our economy, politics, government, environment, education, healthcare, etc.

It’s easy to find someone to blame; that is a natural process until we start figuring things out for ourselves.

Healthcare is being torn apart, once again. No doubt that it does need continuous improvement.

But this is the time to think about YOU, and what YOU want YOUR daily world to look like.

We are all hurting from institutional failures, especially related to healthcare. We are seeing the impact of poverty on health, the opioid epidemic, gender and racial and ethnic inequities, inadequate services and care rendered, etc.

While this disruption is swirling, we can remind ourselves why we are doing the work that we are doing and that we can and do make a difference.

“This is why, as we enter a period of intensifying disorder, it is important to introduce a different kind of force to animate the structures that might appear after the old ones crumble. I would call it love if it weren’t for the risk of triggering your New Age bullshit detector, and besides, how does one practically bring love into the world in the realm of politics? So let’s start with empathy.” 1

Without connecting, caring, empathy and love, there is no health and there is no care.  We can remember that in this time of turmoil.

These are quotes from an article I just read that shines light on what we are experiencing in our world.

“We are entering a space between stories. After various retrograde versions of a new story rise and fall and we enter a period of true unknowing, an authentic next story will emerge. What would it take for it to embody love, compassion, and interbeing? I see its lineaments in those marginal structures and practices that we call holistic, alternative, regenerative, and restorative. All of them source from empathy, and lead to this compassionate inquiry: ….

What is it like to be you?” 1

This is a question that could lead us in the right direction.


  1. The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story. Nov 10, 2016. By Charles Eisenstein


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