In a fractured world.
In a world of uncertainties, the best we can do is focus on our own spaces, our own selves. Amongst the seeming chaos and insanity, it is still essential that we improve all aspects of our lives. Our human nature seeks balance and stability. When times are uncertain, it is even more important to find harmony within. Wholeness is the complete harmony of the mind, body, and spirit. This harmony is the biggest desire of all human beings. We crave physical, emotional, social, and intellectual completeness.
Is it easy to maintain wholeness in a world where we can only know yesterday and today with no idea of tomorrow? Certainly not! It demands a high degree of strategic planning and discipline.
The good thing is that it is achievable, although it may not be a smooth path. Many people get themselves stressed out in their pursuit of wholeness. Do not be frustrated with the meandering flows of the issues of life as you reclaim your complete self. The search for wholeness is a lifelong pursuit.
Heading towards wholeness:
Avoid wasting time and energy. We each get the same 24 hours each day. You can decide how you want to spend yours. Most people spend too much time and energy on the wrong things: activities that are not aligned with their aspirations.
Give up on unrealistic expectations. In the quest for wholeness, people set non-viable targets for themselves. When they are unmet, depression, frustration, and disappointment set in. You cannot continue setting yourself up for disappointment. Avoid this by creating targets within your reach.
Do not try to live up to others' expectations. One of the greatest mistakes we make is living to please other people. That’s unachievable. Their expectations could be too big or little for your dreams. Set the purpose of your life and live to achieve it. Accept criticisms, but do not let them be the yardstick for your success.
Analyze your successes and celebrate them. Success is progressive and lies in the journey towards the bigger achievement. It is a build-up of unique achievements that snowball into a bulk achievement. Learn to celebrate the minor things to create a way for bigger achievements.
Spend time every day with yourself. This goes beyond being alone. Take a walk, visit the zoo or museum, explore nature, and feel the fulfillment it offers. Get to know yourself and be a friend to yourself. This time with you is very significant for growth and personal development. It offers you the advantage of reflection and refocus.
Do a routine self-assessment. Find time regularly to ask yourself questions about your life. How far you have reached, what steps or distance remains, what approach you will adopt, what kind of self-care you should explore, and similar goals for yourself and your life. This will bring focus to your dreams and ensure that you’re always moving in the right direction.
Explore your spiritual beliefs. How can we know ourselves if we aren’t sure what we believe in? Most of us have our own personal beliefs on our purposes and existence, in alignment with a structured religion or not. Even if you only believe in luck or fate, consider your possible destiny, the power of magic or miracles, or the role of science in your everyday life.
As we grow older, it is imperative we strive to maintain a lifestyle that ensures life-long learning and personal development. Wholeness stems from self-love and acceptance. Self-love means self-investment. Tune into your mind, body, and heart and paint a bigger picture of yourself: an image that brings out the good in you and helps you feel grateful for yourself. An image that aligns with your beliefs, your dreams, and your path towards your best future.
The goal in life is to live to the fullest with joy and completeness. You cannot depend on friends or family to achieve this. Wholeness doesn’t come from the world around us. It comes from inside, and grounds and connects us all. Peace, compassion, and joy are all within us. Activate it to your advantage and experience your own personal renaissance.
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