What does being whole really mean? What does it look like? Do you know someone who is WHOLE? Being whole means being healthy emotionally, physically and spiritually, in others words, being healthy in your mind, body and soul. But how does one get this way? How does one know that they are not already whole? Well let’s examine what it looks like to be healthy in each area.
Emotional health deals with your mind and emotions. Stormie Ormartian defines emotional health as “having total peace about who you are, what you’re doing and where you’re going, both individually and in relationship to those around you.” When our mind and emotions are not at rest we are not peaceful. In order to reach this point one must be in total acceptance about whom they really are, what their purpose is and who they are to others.
Spiritual health deals with your inner person, your soul and your relationship with God. A healthy spirit is grounded in your belief system with a foundation that is unable to be shaken by outside influences, has the ability to discern good and bad, and exudes a positive aura. There are many people who attend church regularly and still are not able to live the things listed above. That is because becoming healthy spiritually is not about church attendance it is about your relationship with God and tapping into your spiritual side and allowing God inside.
Physical health deals with your body. Good physical health is more important than being a certain size. Our culture feeds the message that being thin is being healthy, in fact that is not entirely true. There are many thin people who are not healthy. This message often leads many young people to adopt unhealthy eating habits just to maintain a certain size, while depriving their bodies of needed nutrients thus resulting in diseases such as Anorexia and Bulimia. Being physically healthy means your body is well and free from disease, which involves finding and maintaining a healthy weight for your body that will keep you well. According to the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Balanced Life, “Good health can lift your spirits, boost your energy, relieve aches and pains and give you a new perspective.”
In order to be made whole you must let go of some unhealthy habits and commit to living your life from a holistic approach, taking care of the whole person, your mind, body and soul. Join us once per month as we share ways to begin your journey to wholeness.