Wellness as a Philosophy
Wellness as Wholeness (wellbeing) is ultimately who you are--it is what it means for you to be human.
Wellness-based practices and techniques such as meditation, prayer, or spiritual reading for the Spirit, aerobic exercise and proper nutrition for the Body, and intellectual study for the Mind, when taken together and practiced as part of a comprehensive training program are fundamentally about cultivating a way of being predicated upon wholeness.
- A philosophy of wellness, as a way of being, brings a sense of aliveness to your life.
- When you honor yourself and others as mind, body and spirit, the world begins to look differently.
- You will gain insight into all forms of life that you didn't necessarily experience before.
- Your love deepens, your care and compassion widens to include the welfare of all beings, and not only those that are similar to you in terms of species, socioeconomic class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Your care and compassion expands to embrace the cosmos, inclusive of sentient beings, non-sentient beings, and nature as a whole.
- Your own wellness is not separate from the wellness of others. Wellbeing that is pursued at the expense of others is not wellbeing.
- Wellness is the path of lived wisdom where the great ideas of the past and peresent become part of an overall ethic of love,
- Wellness is the power of community, social justice and the art and science of caring for yourself and others in a world of engagement.
- The path of wellness helps you realize that miracles abound in everyday life and that everday life is itself miraculous.
- When you practice being well and encourage others to do the same and you may find yourself to be happier, healther and wiser.