Dr. Peter Percuoco

Are we really that different?

 A patient once told me that he doesn’t believe in a higher power. Although I respected his view, I asked him 2 simple questions for which he remained speechless. Do you remember how you felt when you held your son for the first time? Was he and is he still an act of complete randomness?

Most people that I meet concur that each one of us comes from an omnipresent source. You may choose to name that source as God or some other religious axiom but I’ll leave that to your own interpretation. Having been a doctor for more than 30 years, I have witnessed amazing things that remind me that THERE IS SOMETHING far greater than me responsible for all that is. Perhaps a great question to ask is “how is that knowledge going to affect my life today?”

For thousands of years, the sages have agreed that you become what you think about. Literally, your external world becomes a representation of what you believe and what you think about. For example, many children today are struggling as they emulate the behavior of their parents who are busy living a hurried life. The frustration, anxiety and stress of the parent become a part of the child’s modus operandi. For the child, it could take a lifetime of therapy to recondition the mind to feel a modicum of peace and joy. Is it probable that you will emulate that which you have learned from your parents? You betcha. If that’s true then, isn’t it possible to become like the source that created you? Absolutely.

So how do I make the source work in my life? Just as the sun rises in the morning, so do each of us. The sun is just another amazing creation by something far greater than you or me. Scientists have stated that there are more suns in our universe that all the grains of sand on all the beaches in the world. Many also believe that there are an unlimited number of universes beyond our own. My brain is on fire trying to conceptualize it. Carl Sagan’s the Pale Blue Dot put it the best.

The next time you step out into the sun with a friend or loved one, which one of you do you think the sun will warm more? The answer is…neither. The sun doesn’t discriminate. It simply spreads its’ warmth to anyone who wishes to stand in its’ presence. The sun is a timeless manifestation of the source that created it and without it life would fail to exist.

Even after all this time the Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that; it lights the whole sky. ~ Hafez

The source that created each of us is non-discriminating and non-prejudicial. Its’ intelligence is infused within our DNA. We are truly an extension of this and therefore each of us is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. If fact if we come from the source and it’s intelligence keeps us alive, then aren’t we actually a facet of the source itself? Simply put your hand over your heart and feel it beating. Better yet, put your hand over the heart of someone you love and try to feel what it would be like if it stopped. Why is that happening? That’s the source working within you.

Each of us is on a journey that will eventually end. This is an undeniable fact. What happens in between is where the problems begin. Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. We all share these common facets of life. Too often we forget that the source from which we are forged has given us 3 incredible tools; love, compassion and forgiveness from which we can fashion a peaceful life. Whether you’re black, white or purple each one of us is capable of feeling the warmth of the sun on our face.

Isn’t it time to start realizing that WE ARE NOT ALL THAT DIFFERENT? Each of us is afraid, anxious and yet loving and compassionate. Those who are living in the warmth of the source will likely practice love, compassion and forgiveness towards others. Those living by the principals of modern society are too busy trying to make more and keep up with the Kardashians. The problem with the latter is that if you need more, there will never be enough. And not for nothing, you can’t take even a penny of it with you when you’re gone.

This holiday season slow your pace, show kindness and forgiveness towards others who appear to be totally different than you and you just might see yourself in them. For every person that you extend a gesture of love and compassion, you will receive the same if not more.

One Planet, One People, One Love!

Dr. Peter Percuoco
Dr. Peter Percuoco

Dr. Peter Percuoco is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and a Keynote Speaker. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Percuoco has stepped out of the clinic and onto the stage to share his message of hope and potential inspiring people to be the best that they can be.

Leave a Reply

Recent posts