What is Wellness? Wellness is the sum of all your parts, aka being a better human, the best human
If you are healthy, is it something you have worked for?
Are you consciously cultivating a healthier body and a healthier mind?
Are you actively working within your society, be it the community or an organization you belong to, or perhaps it can begin right there in your kitchen, with the food you buy and prepare for yourself and others?
Are you kind?
Are you compassionate to your husband, children, mother, and father?
Have you had to work through differences with people we are meant to call family?
If so, have you sorted through the confusion that comes from such hard decisions, or do you hold on strongly to your theories placing others into a fixed perspective?
Mental wellness is not easy for anyone, but if and when developed will prove to be the most fruitful aspect of our health and happiness.
Why is wellness necessary?
If you aren’t sure that wellness is important to you, then ask yourself what is important. I can guarantee that there will, at some point, be an answer and the only way to get there is by actively working on who you are.
If we break down our existence into simple forms there are a few things that we just can’t do without.
We live through the interconnectedness of all beings and their systems as that provides optimal functioning of our systems.
We need to breathe oxygen and to consume and metabolize calories so that physical movement is possible. We need other people so that we can do the things we are born to do, like laugh, dance, communicate, etc.
Yet, I haven’t mentioned the necessity of life:
Death. Yes, every single thing has its opposite.
Morbid as it may be, death is the only way we know to define and celebrate the experience we call “alive.” So maybe you can live seventy or eighty years without worrying about something like wellness, or your health, or your connection to others, your perception of the world, or how you creatively express the genius that is in you, but the chances that your time alive doesn’t include these wonderful truths, is not a chance I would wish on anyone.