By Mr Bee
Health – state of being free from injury or illness.
World Health Organisation (WHO) definition – is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
We live a in world of increasing abundance and information overload. Everyone wants it all, and they want it now. Is this why so many stress related illnesses are on the rise? We are constantly trying to do more, get more, and waiting is not an option. So, is this really health, a world free from disease and injury?
What doctors and experts tend to forget, is that when every disease has been cured and we are living longer than ever, then what? Will we have achieved perfect health? To get something, we must give something up. I am going to propose that health is much more than being free from injury, illness and pain.
Health is in fact a state of mind and journey that must be aligned with nature itself. Just as nature runs it course and we experience every season, this is how we should view health. The leaves must fall off, for the tree to become alive again. We must embrace illnesses and diseases and work with them. Nature does not do quick fixes, nor should we. Our bodies and minds are always trying to tell us something.
We are now seeing a rise in herbal products and a movement toward more holistic ways of achieving wellbeing. Yoga, meditation and ancient knowledge from all corners of the globe are challenging conventional medicine. The key is, not to take more tablets, but pause,breathe and do less. Our minds have the cure, we just have to believe it.
“The key is, not to take more tablets, but pause,breathe and do less”
Sometimes, instead of reaching for that headache tablet when you have a migraine, why not take some stress away from your day. Why not go to sleep earlier, drink more water or try and eat a more balanced diet? Why not try some Om chanting, which has shown to isolate pain in the brain. Health is not a one-way street, but it let’s embrace simplicity, and seek less. In return, we will live more.
What does health mean to you? Does it mean you should be fit and active? Please let us know your comments below.