Updated: Jun 24, 2020
Finding balance in life while in medical school can be a challenge, to say the least. This is a painting I did while living in Laos, and I still remember the sense of peace and calm I had when I was painting this. I sent it to a friend and mentor who, despite his busy life in medicine, always seems to maintain a healthy balance and perspective. Making time for art, music, meditation, and staying connected with people and places I love, keeps me grounded and reminds me to be present and grateful in the moment.
The Buddha reminds us that we each already have inside us what we need to reach enlightenment. We must seek it, therefore, not outside of ourselves but within.
Artist Bio: Janice is a medical student in the class of 2021. She is also an aspiring gardener, beekeeper, and a lover of harmonies of all kinds.