Whole Health Balance

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series What is Whole Health?

Simply put, Whole Health balance occurs when our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects are in a healthy sustainable equilibrium. It’s a stasis that we can feel. When these aspects are in balance, we wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day. There is a distinct flow to our day. If something goes “wrong”, it doesn’t ruin our day or cause anxiety. Instead, we take a moment and analyse the situation. We then determine if there is an appropriate solution or if we should explore the hidden opportunity of this new challenge. Most strikingly, with Whole Health balance, there is a feeling of contentment (being exactly where we should be) that does not fade even when things don’t necessarily go the way we’ve planned.

Conversely, when one (or several) of our aspects are out of balance, day to day life seems like pure chaos. We wake up tired and cranky. We feel overwhelmed and when we finally get enough energy to tackle a problem five more issues come to the surface. Nothing ever seems to change and there is this distinct feeling of being stuck or waiting for something else to go wrong.

Day to day, keeping balanced is a precarious thing. We go on vacation and after a week or so we begin to feel great. All the problems of home and work are pushed to the back of our minds. With less stress, we find ourselves being more energetic. We might even lose a few pounds without even trying. With more free time on our hands, we reconnect with friends and family, remembering that we do actually like these people. Suddenly, the world looks a lot brighter.

Eventually though, we’ve got to go home. Work, home, family, and responsibilities are waiting. While the break may help us through the next week or two, inevitably day to day life will begin to run us down once more.

For most of us, staying on vacation forever probably isn’t an option. Therefore, we need to address the underlying issues. No, it’s not our job, our boss, our spouse, our kids, or even the neighbour’s dog. If we were centered and balanced in ourselves, we’d have far more patience. Outside sources like these wouldn’t faze us so much. If a particular issue required a resolution, we’d focus on implementing that solution rather than how much the situation (or person) bothered us.

This is where Whole Health steps in. Whole Health shows us how to examine our four aspects (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual). At first, we are looking at clues to healing the root cause or causes of our imbalance. Then, once we regain equilibrium, we can integrate Whole Health methods into our daily lives to sustain that unique balance.

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Tami Brady

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