Wellness is not just a state of physical condition. It is a philosophy that encompasses everything about the human mind, body, and spirit. And it is a subject that has inspired thought and wisdom from several notable thinkers and writers from past and present:
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Wellness is a sum of many parts, and the health of the human spirit is just as essential to our overall wellness as elements of mental and physical health. Taking care of the soul leads us to a more optimistic, happy and eager outlook on life.
“There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.” (Josh Billings)
Some of the healthiest people in the world can be among the most unhappy people in the world if they cannot remember to devote as much energy into relaxation and rejuvenation as they do physical exercise and nutrition. We all must remember that total wellness is not just the food we eat or the supplements we take.
“A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.” (John Steinback)
Wellness begins with happiness and your ability to enjoy life. Every once in a while, do things that make you happy, even if it means putting off other things that are important in your life.
Take care of yourself and other things will fall into place.
“Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well… and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.” (James H. West)
When you nurture mind and body, it becomes easier nurture your soul as a result. In total wellness the diverse parts of our being are aligned in smoothly working order, allowing us to glide from each life adventure to the next.
Remember that wellness is never limited to one day, one month, or one season. You can find constant ways all year round to develop and strengthen all the elements of who you are.