A friend in Argentina, Neestor Hugo Almagro, represents the power of acting in harmony with the universe. He was answering mail on a Sunday morning when he suddenly felt a strong desire to ascend with other people to the top of a 12,000 ft. mountain called “Lomas Blancas”. With his backpack, equipment and companions ready, they climbed.
25 years earlier he had said to himself: “I must prepare to practice medicine, even on a hilltop, doing without technology.” Finally the opportunity had come. Upon reaching the peak they found a man suffering a severe anxiety crisis, incapable of breathing. He received a conscious breathing treatment from my friend. Once out of the crisis, in about 15 minutes, he was astounded and said that such crises usually lasted 72 hours, handicapping him severely for work or the performance of even small duties. As he was feeling better they all returned happily to the city.
For my friend, this was a dramatization of what it means to live in the present doing what needs to be done and trusting the future will unfold in wondrous ways.
Works remain the proof of faith.