Donate To Care

James Duffy MD

What’s The Point? …The Good Heart

James Duffy MD

18th Sep, 2023

In this challenging exploration of wisdom for 21st century healers, we confront the challenges of professional burnout and the rise of artificial intelligence. This introspective journey begins with a question posed to me by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama i.e.: “Do I have a good heart?”. His question challenged me to consider the importance of a heart-based connection in healing and steers us toward a critical examination of the consequences of a healthcare system built on a bedrock of scientific materialism.

Please join me as I  discuss the significance of an ‘education of the heart’ in contrast to an ‘education of the intellect.’ We traverse indigenous wisdom, delve into a conversation between Chief Mountain Lake of the Taos Pueblo tribe and Carl Jung, and consider the role of radical authentic compassion in healing. We explore the concept of a ‘noetic education of the heart,’ and call upon the wisdom of contemplative practitioners across time including Daniel Wachapa, a renowned shaman of the Shuar tribe, and the inspiring words of Mahatma Gandhi, Rumi, Krishnamurti, William Blake, and Thomas Merton and others.

We consider how we can unite heart and mind to create a more meaningful future for healers. We turn to the wise words of Thomas Berry, discuss the dangers of a soulless future, and emphasize the importance of becoming active participants in our evolutionary journey. Join us as we embark on this journey of discovery and transformation.


(0:00:03) – Exploring Wisdom for 21st Century Healers

(0:14:29) – The Crisis of Burnout Among Healers

(0:31:06) – Education of the Heart

(0:48:19) – The Importance of an Noetic Education

(0:55:38) – Educating Heart and Mind for Future

Learn more about The Healers Council at:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact Details

Get In Touch