“We can connect with our fellow man in many ways — even in the absence of trauma,” he said. “We can reach out to the sick, to those struggling or to those in mourning. The hurting is always among us. Look for the divine in others and acknowledge the sacredness of your own purpose. Know that you can impact another human being.
“If you want to start at the most basic level, give someone a smile. Even the smallest actions can make a difference. Be courageous; reach higher; reach for truth. Live with Vibrance,” he said in his book.
He added, “Look for the good in people. Look for the beauty around you and in those you come across. And don't carry hard feelings with you. Forgive. Let go of anger so it won't destroy you.
“I have been blessed with gifts in my life. I have turned tragedy to triumph. I made a deliberate choice to heal, be whole and live vibrantly. I will continue to fight to raise the level of awareness of diseases of the brain.”
Krishna noted, “Being happy is a fundamental right of all humans. Not only is it a right, it is essential to our overall health and well-being. The relationship between mind, body and spirit is central to our health. Proverbs 17:22 says that ‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. …' Written thousands of years ago, that ancient proverb is still rock-solid today.”
Sharing his passion
In the book, Krishna talks about his marriage, how he got from India to Oklahoma with his wife and family and about his medical school training and the mind, body, spirit center at Integris.
On talking about Integris, he said: “They have given me deep roots and a connection to more people. All my roles have been to further my mission. Eventually people stopped seeing me as a brown man with an accent. They see me as a man who is passionate about mental illness and emotional wellness.”
A reference on the back cover of the book describes “Vibrant” like this: “Renowned Oklahoma City psychiatrist R. Murali Krishna, M.D., has witnessed the strength of the human spirit. Now in his 60s, he wants to share the defining moments along with the defining lessons of his life. He shares his greatest joys and his greatest sorrows. He poses tough questions and guides you through exercises to take ownership of your own happiness. ‘Vibrant' will help you claim your spirit and explore your inner strength. It is within each of us to be vibrant!”
About the book
“Vibrant, To Heal and Be Whole,” by Dr. R. Murali Krishna with Kelly Dyer Fry, editor of The Oklahoman and vice president of news for OPUBCO Communications Group, is available at local bookstores, Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.com.
More information about Krishna and the book is available at his website, www.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will endow the “Eliminate the Stigma” Award.