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A fytnat Centre far

A fytnat Centre far 'Whole 0{&aitk 1.3 The Holistic Approach 1.3.1 What is Health? Dr. Randolph Stone wrote, "Health is not merely of the body. It is the natural expression of the body, mind and soul when they are in rhythm with the One Life. True health is the harmony of life within us, consisting of peace of mind, happiness and well-being. It is not merely physical fitness, but is rather the result of the soul finding free expression through the mind and body of that individual. Such a person radiates peace and happiness and everyone in his presence automatically feels happy and contented. " 7 Wellness is not a static state. A dynamic equilibrium must be achieved to be healthy. All components of the individual must be integrated and maintained. Healing must be concerned with, and respond to, the interrelationship of the mind, body and spirit. The whole must be considered and embody personal, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects of life. One must look beyond the body to see how our relationships, social environment, employment, economic status, education and socialization connect to a bigger picture and whether these are uplifting us or depleting us. The macro level of economic productivity, commerce, governance, community and where we call home also affects our health. These things can seem out of reach because we feel we have no affect on the many, the distant or the large. To achieve health, it is important that we have some control and involvement in community and government. 7

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