Is your viewfinder clear?
Yesterday I spoke about the Wellness Wheel and taking a moment to look at how you are doing in all these areas so you can decide where you want to put your energy and resources moving forward. I’d like to step back and discuss how we view health today.
We are taught in the west to view in terms of single ideas rather than integrated complete concepts. We look at our different aspects of life as if each part is fully separate from the other. Take a look at the medical field: we reward specialization. If we have a shoulder injury, we go to a sports doctor. If we have a stomach issue, we go to an internist. We have been taught that we can deal with our symptoms in isolation. This doesn’t work very well. I see more patients chasing symptoms and visiting more and more doctors. This fragmented approach has led us to look at health in a compartmentalized manner rather than as an integrated whole. It’s time to really look at how our thoughts affect our health and to understand how our emotions (if not expressed) can create actual illness in our bodies. A good reminder is that “Feelings are neither good or bad, they just are”. We know this, but we still have judgment that some feelings are bad. We can’t particularly CHOOSE our feelings, they are autonomic and this body is a feedback mechanism, a compass. If they are strong, that means we didn’t yield to a particular signal at an earlier date. There are 2 underlying emotions in all of us with varying degrees of intensity: love and fear.
If we want to feel truly alive and open to lifes opportunities we need to look carefully at our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
We need to identify the places on our wellness wheel where are not satisfied and make those changes we need so that we are truly vibrating at the highest level and enjoying life to the fullest. You can do this!