Many people think that they are healthy if they are not suffering from a terminal illness. Others would have a definition based on their fitness and strength. There are many versions of health and wellbeing. It seems that we each manufacture our own personal concept of what these words mean for us.
Navigating one’s way through all these ideals and pictures requires us to strive, save or spend our money, push our bodies to the limit, whether it is overworking or over exercising, taking steroids, getting a tattoo, building a bigger house, getting another degree, all in the hope that one day we will feel that we ‘have made it’.
All of these ideals and beliefs about health and wellness are us looking to the outside world for ways to achieve some degree of health and wellbeing.
The reality is that we are failing. Levels of obesity, levels of illness and disease, exhaustion, mental illness, poverty, domestic violence, drug trafficking, racism, bullying, all show us that we really are not achieving a decent level of health and wellbeing, anywhere.
What we are given with The Way of The Livingness is a new paradigm of health and wellbeing.
What can this look like in everyday life?
- getting a good night’s sleep
- eating light to be light
- walking, gentle exercises
- listening to the messages from our body
- being honest with ourselves
- taking responsibility for our thoughts, words and deeds
- appreciating, valuing & respecting ourselves, and others
- making our life about people/humanity
- knowing we are part of a whole, that we are all One
- feeling that we are more than a human body
- recognizing our own divinity
- deepening our connection to Truth, Harmony, Stillness, Joy and Love
- honouring our connection to our Inner Knowing and Inner Wisdom
- knowing that our contributions matter
The food we eat, how we prepare it and how we eat it, the way we walk or exercise, all will determine how clear and vital our body is. Living with an awareness of the quality we are bringing has untold benefits. We can evolve ourselves and live every day with a level of stillness and grace, without having to be perfect, without having to strive.
Confidence comes from being fully present with our self in any situation. Our beauty comes from within as we make life more about purpose and less about appearances.
The Way of the Livingness is a way that asks us to look deeper, to trust our inner knowing, to learn to love and appreciate ourselves, and to make life about everyone, not just ourselves.
It asks us to be energetically responsible, to live with awareness about our thoughts and words, as they are either harming or healing. Being aware of past hurts, not being run by constricting beliefs, living with purpose and honouring our innate sensitivity allows us to live with more acceptance, honesty and openness to who we truly are.
Knowing who we truly are – divine beings in a human body – might seem a far stretch for some. Since the current situation is not working, is it worth investigating what The Way of the Livingness has to offer?
Knowing who we truly are is key to our health and wellbeing.
Vitality does not have to come in a perfect body. Harmony and joy can be felt in a body that is recovering from the way we have been living.
It is worth celebrating ‘knowing who we truly are’. When we live with purpose – to evolve ourselves and to serve others, we feel expansive and clear. We will never be bored. When we appreciate ourselves we will naturally take true care of our bodies.
Is it possible that true health and wellbeing come from within?
Your life may not look dramatically different on the outside, although for many it will, but the feeling of wellbeing on the inside is the real change.
Being present in our body and connected to our soul brings a new level of love that enables us to let go of the judgement of ourselves and others.
Knowing and living who we truly are is true health and wellbeing.
Bernadette C., Australia
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