Tag Archives: Healing Stories

What Is Spirituality?

                       What Is Spirituality? Majid Ali, M.D. The longer I work with my patients, the more aware I become of the fundamentality of the spiritual in health and disease. Here is just one observation concerning the phenomena I refer to: An open heart does not close its arteries, and a closed heart cannot keep its arteries open. I anticipate snickering

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Before He Died, I Told Him I Loved Him. Do You Think He Heard Me?

                                                         Majid Ali, M.D.                                                                    A True Story Marie, a thin woman with an intense face, walked into my consultation room and eyed me suspiciously. I stood up to greet her and invited her to sit on a chair. She thanked me nervously and sat at the edge of a chair. She was distraught and obviously depressed. I decided to

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The Sword Story

                                                                                         Majid Ali, M.D. Andrew had been disabled with chronic fatigue for about a year when he first consulted me. I sensed something different about Andrew within moments of his entering my office. I finished scanning the chronic fatigue questionnaire I use in my practice and looked up to ask him some questions about his health. He stared at me

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Healing Stories of the Soul’s Sweat

                                                                                            Majid Ali, M.D. Time heals all wounds. Time, of course, also wounds all heels—all souls, to be more precise. In life pain is inevitable. Suffering often is optional. Some years ago, such thoughts led me to look at tears as the sweat of the soul. In my Soul’s Sweat Series, I offer a selection of my healing stories

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