Monday, February 26, 2007

Four legs to a chair

Health requires balance. Balance is the product of strength and stability. Strength results from practice and training. Stability comes from appropriately focusing our practice and training efforts. Balance and focus are vital to living a healthy existence.
The seat of a chair rests on four legs of equal length; so too our health depends on the stability of four pillars: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well being. Often individuals examine one of these pillars looking to improve health, while overlooking the other three. More often than not this single focus can actually potentiate the imbalance. There is no such thing as a single cause. Health is the sum of the totality of our being.
Becoming aware of the importance of our mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well being is the first step towards understanding how to strengthen them completely. When we are aware, we can shift our focus appropriately to balance these aspects of ourselves to optimize our state of health. Then we can begin to rest comfortably with our entire being.

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