I like this prompt, Al. It reminds me of a quote …….
The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the Mystical. It is the sower of all true Science ~Albert Einstein.
Dr Scribe was finally cured. He suffered from an undiagnosed heart condition. He would get severely debilitating palpitations in situations of stress. It worsened to a stage that a seriously ill patient would trigger it. He was not only sick from an apparently non-serious ailment but one that made it impossible for him to carry on with his profession.
His peers had given him the best of their attention. They subjected him to a variety of cumbersome tests and finally referred him to a psychiatrist. The man with the silver tongue probed deep into his psyche and finally referred him to a clinical psychologist. He too could not help him.
Poor Dr Scribe with his great faith on modern medicine was shuttled between different medical specialists. His medical insurance refused to cover nearly two-thirds of the cost he incurred.
To cut a long story short, one of his college friends working on the frontiers of medical research presented him with a framed photograph of Zen- garden and advised him to concentrate on it for 10-15 minutes each day. Surprisingly it helped him.
Dr Scribe’s friend explained, “The picture just helped in balancing the mineral and vegetable contents of your body – and brought about a consonance between the pi (absolute source) with phi (relative aspect).” He refused to elaborate.