I recently had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Thomas Moore at the Hay House “I Can Do It” Conference here in San Diego. As a result of my meeting with Thomas we scheduled this interview, and it was truly an honor to be able to do this podcast with him.
In Thomas Moore’s new book entitled, “Care of the Soul in Medicine“, he speaks about how our current health-care system is not structured around compassionate medicine where doctor and nurses are addressing the spirit and soul of healing. Doctors and other medical professionals are trained to treat the body part or organ, and not the whole person. Despite the scientific advancements of modern medicine, the hospital can be a cold, sterile environment–and for that reason alone, people are not finding overall health and well being in many of our health centers.
In our interview together, Thomas also addresses a very interesting factor associated with the blessing of illness. Now this might initially seem counter intuitive, but really its not. According to Thomas, most people that go through a life threatening illness have the opportunity to have an awakening and reassess how they are living their lives. They can change their current life course, and alter their lives forever for the better. So from this prospective, a life threatening illness can be considered a tremendous blessing.
Moore emphasizes that the future of medicine is not just in technical advancements to improve the healing process. It is appreciating the state of the soul and spirit in illness and redefining the way in which the patient is cared for. Much of Moore’s personal quest in life has been in helping define the what the soul is and the importance of addressing the soul in the healing process. Many practices address the body, mind and spirit but seldom do you hear health care practitioners addressing the issues of the soul.
I encourage you to listen to this wonderful interview with a heartfelt, kind and compassionate man who has truly identified and defined the role that the soul has in our healing process. Thomas Moore has a wonderful website you can access by clicking here and if you want to watch a recent interview on the Today Show about “The Care of the Soul In Medicine” please click here. Enjoy this great interview.