Illness or Wellness

I see many people who are suffering each and every day. The positive part is that I can help them even just a little. When we humble ourselves and accept help from others we can truly allow for healing to occur. How many people are out there suffering alone? Isolation can be toxic. Let me explain in a little more detail.

There are two ways we can view healing. One way is the illness point of view and the other is the wellness view. What is the difference between them? If you look at the words individually we can see the answer. The only difference between the words Illness and Wellness is simply I and We. When we are Ill we say things like “I am sick,” “I have this condition,” “Woe is me,” etc. It is a self-centered perspective. It is so easy to close ourselves off when we are suffering, but for true healing the opposite is required. When we look at being well, on the other hand, it is a more community- oriented view point. This is where we open ourselves up to accepting help from others and also provide help for others by sharing our life experiences. This is where we actively seek help because we know that we cannot do this on our own, and yet understand that as a part of an active community we need to do our part as well.

We all live in a community whether we want to accept that or not. Technology has made it so easy for us to close the world off. In nature we see that every action has a reaction. True wellness, and happiness for that matter, comes from our positive interactions with those around us. That is the difference between illness and wellness. So let us all make the resolution today to accept that we cannot do everything on our own and reach out for help. On the other side, I hope that we are all putting ourselves in a place where we can help others.



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