I got a tooth pulled yesterday! Boo!
I may have lost a tooth but I gained a friend.
Dr. Murray Kaufman and I spent about two hours together at my first appointment.
By the end of the visit, he had given me his book, Reefs and Rain Forests. http://www.amazon.com/Reefs-Rain-Forests–Heritage-Malaysian/dp/0971065500
Not only did he write the book but photographed it with some of the most beautiful photos of Malaysian Borneo!
My dentist told me later that Dr Kaufman is the #1 Underwater Photographer in the world.
Dr. Kaufman has a genuine exuberance that’s undeniably contagious!
It’s kinda funny when you think about how many people we meet in a lifetime that we may never find out the fascinating insider stories.
Dr Kaufman and I touched on some of those stories in our first meeting. His family was from Chicago and we both loved travel. He said all his patients that come from Dr. Thomas are powerful and smart females – I felt honored to be in that category.
He told me about traveling Malaysia and Boukan. I was blown away as he told the story of meeting and spending 4 days with Matthieu Ricard. Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment. Here’s his TEDTALKS on Habits of Happiness:
I have been following him since I saw that TEDTALKS and Dr. Kaufman was happy to hear I knew of him.
Moment of Challenge: Find out something fascinating from someone you meet today or perhaps ask someone you know what passion drives him or her.
“The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passion are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine.” – Oscar Wilder
“Passion doesn’t look beyond the moment of its existence.” – Christian Nevell Bovee