What and how much should I eat? What types of exercises should I do? What is the fastest way to reach my goal? These are the most common questions people ask when they want to lose weight. The answer to all of these questions is the same. Real transformation begins focusing within and achieving a state of wholeness. Our bodies are a manifestation of our state of being, so in order to create lasting positive physical changes, it makes sense to begin by focusing on a desired state of being.
Most people want to be happy, healthy, and free – to experience a balanced state of wholeness. When we begin with a focus on embodying wholeness, we can then make better choices about what to do to support that state of being. So, what does it mean to embody wholeness?
Wholeness is a state of being that represents a balance of the interdependent physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts of the individual. To embody wholeness means to be an expression of that balance. Since these parts are interdependent, the state of balance of each part is directly related to the state of balance of all of the other parts.
We can think of it like a mobile. When one part of a mobile is moved, all of the other parts move. The whole mobile is affected by one part being out of balance. So if we want to be physically healthy, we have to be mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy as well. When we are in a state of balanced wholeness, our bodies naturally release any extra weight.
What does it mean to be mentally healthy?
For most people, being mentally healthy means having the ability to focus on tasks, use reasoning, process new information, and to easily recall that information when necessary. Being mentally healthy allows us to understand ourselves and the world in a way that promotes healthy choices. When we understand what we see and hear, we are better able to make reasonable decisions that are conducive to our overall well-being. Since our emotional state begins with our thoughts, being mentally healthy is essential to achieve a state of balanced wholeness.
What does being emotionally healthy mean?
Like mental health, our emotional health determines how we interact with ourselves and others. Being emotionally healthy allows us to be authentic, with a healthy sense of self esteem and self respect. When we’re in a state of being emotionally healthy, we are aware of our emotions and are able to express emotions in a socially acceptable manner. We are comfortable with ourselves and accepting of others. Being emotionally healthy means we allow ourselves to feel, rather than suppress or deny our emotions. Emotionally healthy people generally feel a sense of peace within, even during times of stress.
What does it mean to be spiritually healthy?
In the holistic view, the term spiritual refers to a way of being in the world as that way of being relates to one’s values. Generally, when we are spiritually healthy, we experience a sense of connection to the deepest part of the self, a sense of tranquility and serenity, and a desire to live purposefully and meaningfully in the world. When we are spiritually healthy, we are capable of living in the present moment, accepting “what is” and living life on life’s terms.
By focusing on what and how we want to be, we are more likely to succeed in reaching goals. All permanent success begins with knowing what we want to be, and then taking action steps that support that state of being. To embody wholeness means being a manifestation of perfect balance. Embodying wholeness is about an evolution that begins within. Being physically healthy is a natural side effect of wholeness. When we are mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy, our bodies simply exhibit that state of being in the form of a natural weight and size.
Author’s Bio: Lisa Clark is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner, certified Hypnotherapist and Spirit Coach who helps clients discover their own inner resources; facilitating rapid change through accessing the power of the subconscious mind with the most effective coaching and hypnosis techniques available.