How To Live In Total Wellbeing ?

Dr. Purushothaman
August 12, 2013

Well being is something which shows our physical condition, confidence and happiness. It can be termed as a general outlook towards life. Well being means to feel good and to take care of one-self even when one is under stress of the daily life routines.

It has to be understood that well being and healthy living has to go hand in hand. Healthy living does not confine to eating a balanced diet, doing exercise regularly and avoiding illness, but it also includes an individual’s mental, emotional as well as social aspects. The major aspects of healthy living can be explained well by World Health Organization.

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. -World Health Organization
Total Well Being

True Happiness is what every human being is searching for, from time immemorial. In search of pure happiness, we often take the help of mediums like people, places and materials. When this becomes our method of finding happiness, it becomes difficult for us to find true happiness, peace and security. The happiness or joy that we expect from such sources can never be possessed. It always tends to disappear. Finding true happiness is impossible when we go in search of the wrong people, places or things.
The single person we are most familiar and closest to is none other than our own self. If that self is filled with ego, we tend to face a lot of problems.

If we fail to understand that we are under the trap of ego, then it may make matters worse. Ego can lead us to wrong places. Being egoistic unknowingly can make us do wrong things.

When we look for happiness in people, places and materials, we are not doing the right thing. Most of us pretend that we know better than others. We are so sure of ourselves that we tend to understand that even we can be wrong. We must first of all avoid feelings which make us feel at home, to make ourselves better. We should never turn away from reality and make ourselves believe the false facts. Instead, we must speak the truth to ourselves and accept the truth. Similar has to be our approach towards other people too.

‘Speaking the truth’ means to feed the mind with wholesome food for thought. It is similar to that of the food we eat for making our body healthy. The noble thoughts that we read, hear or think about have to be digested into our spiritual self as we digest the food for our physical self. This is the way get inspired. Along with inspiration, you need to perspire too. With the help of perspiration, we need to put things into practice.

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