The Process of Living Holistic
Living whol-istically is a process that offers over-all balance in all areas of your life , physically, spirituality and emotional/ mental. The objective of living holistic is to create a healthier, happier and more fulfilling lifestyle. Holistic living applies to our relationships, career and financial stability. Living holistic is something that we constantly strive to maintain, it works in accordance with the natural flow of life. Most of us live our lives with the ideal that everything will stay the same, never considering our life is constantly changing. The life we’ve envisioned mostly consists of what we’re told we should be by mainstream media, our parents or educators. Take a moment and reflect on your life’s goals, how many of them are yours? Are you living YOUR life’s dream or someone else’s? More importantly, are you happy? Feelings of anxiety, fear and confusion are solid signs that we aren’t comfortable in our current life situation. An imbalanced self can manifest as dis-ease in our body making it difficult for us to live in a place of wholeness.
Let’s look at the definition of wholeness as provided by Answers.com: “An undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting”. Is your body is a state of completeness? If not, are you paying attention to what your body is saying to you?
Living with Stress
Stress is something that exists in-ternally NOT externally. Stress is our inability to let go of past experiences and live in the now. Most of us blame society for our inadequacies when in reality we are in charge of our lives. Every situation we encounter is a representation of what is going on within us. The people in our lives are also a direct reflection who we are.
It’s unfortunate that most have become so complacent with the presence of stress in their lives that they’ve created an addiction to it. Addictions not only apply to drugs but also belief systems, behaviors, dependencies and our attachments to pain, fear and other victim state of minds. Stress is not a natural phenomenon in our body. Actually, stress is the very emotion that causes dis-ease. Diabetes, strokes, cancer, heart dis-ease and mental illness are ALL stress induced. It’s our body’s way of trying to kill off what is creating the imbalance.
So, the next time someone is “stressing you out” take a good look at yourself. The solution does not exist in nerve pills or comfort food but it does in-ternally. Take the time to free your mind. Stop distracting yourself with gossip, drugs and addictions that provide a temporary solace. Do the work to live blissful and stress free.
Breaking Free and Living Whole
Making a conscious decision to live holistic is something you can do now. Pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you. If losing weight is something needed to lower your blood pressure or fight diabetes work toward it. It has taken your whole life to get where you currently are, don’t get discouraged… be patient. Remember, living whole is a process that takes self-love and persistence.
Being self-aware is large part of living balanced. Most will imply that you have to stop eating sugar, meat and/or dyes to adopt a more alkaline, organic diet, however, I believe everything requires moderation. The act of moderating your stress level, food intake and exercise will bring about the beginning of beautiful relationship with yourself. Take the time to selfishly love yourself in to balance. After all, if you don’t love who you are… who will?