A Guide to Healing & Wellbeing
Health and wellbeing are evolving as we are evolving. The measuring sticks are always changing as we do. A move from statistically based mass medicine to individually designed programs of therapeutic treatments is underway in the developed nations. Again the inequality of the world is brought into sharp focus by the state of health standards around the globe. The rich have traditionally lived longer and their children have been less likely to die young. However, the unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyles in the western world are also taking their toll. Too much of a good thing can kill you too it seems.
Healing is defined in the dictionary as, “the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.” What is being healthy? How long is a piece of string? There is an obvious fluidity within these definitions and they depend upon health and medical standards. Geography can greatly impact upon your access to health around the world.
In this book I touch upon some of the expanding concepts of health and wellbeing. There is a movement toward the enhancement of human life. Some of us are asking, “how can we continue to raise the bar when it comes to human happiness and potential?” Having enough to eat is one level achieved. We can all do more to assist everyone around the globe having this basic need satisfied. Having a secure home and community is next level. Finding fulfilling work and creative expression is another important level to be achieved. All of these things greatly impact upon an individual’s wellbeing. A life well lived is a journey of self-discovery.
Robert Sudha Hamilton