The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others.
Dhvani D., Jamnagar, India
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others. This message by Mahatma Gandhi hung on boards and quoted in books has inspired me to become a individual serving the society. Doctors are considered next to God, say it false or true belief, they revive you from the deathbed.
As I reached my Higher Secondary Education, I had to opt between Biology or Mathematics. The curiosity in subject related to body functioning & health led me on the path of Biology; presenting me a wide career aspects of what to pursue when I complete my school, and why among all the aspects I decided to study Homeopathy has a different kind of journey. Not a firm decision at first but small incidences throughout my earlier years of life built my decision of becoming a homoeopath .
When I was a kid about 7-8 years old, I used to go with my grandmother to a homeopathic clinic to cure her Asthma problem. Prior to treatment She had to take inhaler twice a day which she was tired of and wanted to get rid of. In the clinic, those small globules fascinated me, all white in colour and sweet in taste. I didn’t understand much back then, but post treatment never till today, my grandmother has had the need for inhaler.
As I grew old, the liking to socialize grew up together. I would try to know people, connect with and help them if in need both sympathetically or empathetically. I feel that’s the least anyone can do.
In my higher secondary years, I came to know about pros and cons of allopathic medicine and few a times my family switched over to Ayurvedic or homoeopathic help. Ayurveda meaning ‘Knowledge of life ’ in Sanskrit with its historical roots in India. But not everyone is able to follow its strict diet, and with Homeopathy, cure comes along with neither strict diet nor palliation of disease.
Not always in life when it gives you lemons, you are able to make a lemonade. But there are few situations when every ingredient is optimum. Graduating 12th grade , there were two revolts going – what I really need to do – within me and discussions about future – with family and concerned ones. I wanted to become a doctor and through all possible studies on different pathies (Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani etc.) I firmly resolved to become a homeopath ! Neither the others are bad and nor Homeopathy supreme, all are in balance with their respective scopes and limitations .
I am a 3rd year BHMS student in India and while studying Organon of Medicine, Aphorism 1 that says ‘The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed.’ I relate it to the highest purpose of our life - to serve others in need; and in this case help health wise.
All of us are cosmically connected and I would never want to leave a chance to be there for others. Complementing this is my dream to explore the world. To go to new places and reach out to people in need.
I aspire to become a better homeopath and serve the society and do good in this ever growing world of ours to make it a better place to live in !
Master Hahnemann’s last words were “I have not lived in vain”. I feel this is how I will not live in vain. The path won’t always be easy but homeo-path-y will guide me through it.
I promise to do justice to homeopathy and give my all to succeed. I would make sure anyone leaving after consultation sprinkles smile.