Peaceful Mountain Acupuncture

A weekly blog about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States

This blog is going to be, primarily a venue for me to express my thoughts about Life and the complexities of the physical plane. My story is simple, I am an easy going individual and a moderate recluse. I am comfortable walking or sitting, talking or being silent. I am always seeking new friends and acquaintenances. I tend to look deeply and question myself about the lesson behind the experience. If you like what you read, please leave me a note, if you have a blog please leave me a link so I can read your writing as well. Thanks

Saturday, January 26, 2008

What am I doing these days????

Hello all,
It has been quite a while since I posted anything. The few of you that read this may be wondering what ever happened and what I am doing.

I am living in Rio Rancho New Mexico. I am NOT doing any acupuncture, but am working in an entirely new field. I am learning to operate the computer system for a laser scanner and digital camera system that is in a fixed wing airplane (Cessna 207) and will be flying to various places in the U.S. acquiring the data used to make 3D topographical maps.

To say the least it is a completely new direction in my life. All in all it has been great! I am learning a lot and am very excited about this line of work. Though it does raise a few questions in my mind.

Like "what about the last decade you spent studying, practicing and teaching acupuncture?"

I do not really have any direct answers. For those of you that know me this will not be any surprise. I know I loved the work I did, and I had my challenges with it as well. The two major challenges were the financial roller-coaster I was on. WOW, that was I ride. I definitely like a steady paycheck... And the other issue for me was a combination of my perception of our health-care system and our societal perception of health and responsibility for our own health.

I was finding myself getting disillusioned in my work. I know that in my life I try to remove all illusion so to be 'disillusioned' is actually a good thing. Though it did come with consequences in my life, I accept that and am overall happy for the change.

I still believe quite intensely in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, but I did find that I need to be doing other things without the implication of being involved in others lives in the degree that I felt I had to in order to help my patients make better life choices.

All in all, I enjoyed my time as an acupuncturist, and I believe I helped some people some times. I know I learned a lot in the process.

I may continue this blog as a way to explore my thoughts about TCM and its place in our society. What do you think? Should I, or should I let that too go into the past? Let me know what you think.