What is Holistic Health?
Good Monday morning to you all!
This week’s blog/vlog is a very short one, but it offers a lot for you to consider.
One of the most common questions I’m asked in my travels around the world — especially at conferences — is what defines holistic health? The answer to this question is the real thrust of the teachings of the CHEK Institute all over the world.
Holistic health is human life. A series of appointments and disappointments such as illness, traffic jams, storms, losses and breakups left to its own tend toward chaos or disorder.
Holistic health practices — nutrition, hydration, sleep, breathing, effective thinking and movement — restore order. In the conscious creation of order, aging slows. Clarity emerges with empathy and compassion, and our capacity to love grows.
Through those restorative practices, we gain so much more clarity, empathy and compassion. For example, we come into harmony with the natural cycles of life, such as getting to bed on time, eating seasonally and managing the flow of our energies so we don’t feel constantly stressed out (things I talk about a lot here on my blog/vlog and in How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!).
People who don’t practice holistic health don’t create a sense of wholeness or integration. However, we can consciously choose to change that path from relative disintegration to integration by embracing healing.
By doing this healing work on our own, we begin to recognize more easily the many ways people around us are doing the very same thing. This creates the potential for us to feel a greater sense of empathy and compassion for all living beings, thus expanding our ability to express a higher form of love.
As you lean deeper into these new ways of living and being, you become one with the world and realize very quickly that life is a gift…
By loving and caring for yourself, you have so much more to share as a silent teacher/silent lover with others in relationships, even those who are less aware of the world around them.
Doing all of this internal work helps you contribute to the world and all of the people whose lives you touch every day.
That’s the real mission of the CHEK Institute…
Love and chi,