Soon I will start doing some patient care as a paramedic again. Its been several months since I've practiced, and I've truly missed the experience of caring for patients. Medicine, for many years, has been a large part of my life and I'm very excited to be practicing once again.
As a Zen Buddhist I try to seek ways to better the world that we live in. Some are drawn to activism as a tool, attempting to bring change on a larger scale such as the Occupy Movement. Others, like myself, look to service as a skillful means of helping humanity, working "eyebrow-to-eyebrow" with one person at a time; attempting to make a difference in that person's life or even death.
I believe that there are few greater places on earth to practice compassion than an inner-city emergency room. The opportunities are boundless to check your 'ego at the door' and truly help those that believe that they're in need.