Venkata Ramanaiah Published 08/08/2011 19:31
Wellness is an important aspect from childhood to death. Without wellness the individual doesn’t see much in life. The purpose of education, training, property, planning, social intercourse etc, are meant for getting wellness on a sustained basis through out life. Holistic wellness comprises all aspects of wellness namely materialist, spiritualist and lateral.
Holistic wellness comprises of– holistic wellness at individual level and holistic wellness at societal level which are interconnected.
Holistic wellness at individual level covers such subjects as the general well being, happiness and fulfillment in life. Most individuals are trained from childhood through education by acquiring required knowledge and skills in various aspects of life. They include basic education, professional education, professional fulfillment, marriage, children, family , upbringing of family,sleep.rest.recreation and hobbies. During the course of life every individual encounters materialist issues such as proper and hygienic food, sanitation, health care and so on. Here issues such as unadultered and hygienic food, impact of environment, herbs for healthcare, herbs for beauty care, medicines for beauty care & medicines for health care, hospital care, naturopathy etc. are involved leading to fulfilling holistic materialist wellness.
Holistic wellness at spiritualist level involves proper orientation in thinking, harmony from within and outside, peace from within and outside, prayer or surrender to god and/ equanimous bent of mind. Each culture has its own methods to address these issues. However yoga, meditation, lateral thinking, out of box thinking and laughing at oneself, will help the individual himself to adapt within and outside for harmonious holistic wellness at spiritual and societal level. At societal level,holistic wellness involves all the above aspects of the individual level applying at family level, community level, state level, national level and global level. All education imparting knowledge and skills in various faculties, national planning, production of goods and services indicated by GDP and per-capita income, local security, national security and global security are for Holistc Wellness at societal level from materialist angle, spiritualist angle and lateral angle.
The present day world is addressing holistic wellness more in the materialist angle. There is substantial need to address issues at spiritualist level. Though spiritualism is an old subject, there is muddling confusion between symbolisms .There is a need to understand soft/ spiritual angle leading to harmony and peace from within and outside for individuals and groups including at national level. This involves mental hygiene at individual level, family level, national level and global level on an aggregate. Issues of prayer, surrendering before God or equanimity of mind / thought or spiritual innovation- need to be addressed at all levels for achieving synergy, peace, harmony, justice and development every where. Holistic wellness is an all comprehensive concept, impacting everybody individually and severally. By addressing the issue of holistic wellness, all issues at individual and societal level in all spheres namely economic, business, political, governance, justice, cultural, science, spiritual etc, will be addressed.We need to have a re- look at ourselves from the past prism, present prism, and the innovated prism for achieving holistic wellness of all. So, holistic wellness is a huge business for ever.
Materialist Spiritualist Mission Trust has been addressing the above issues and sufficient research has already been done. Please visit www.materialistspiritualist.org.
C.Venkataramanaiah BE(Gold Medallist),MBA(IIM-B,74-76)
Douglas Ross Venkata
I found this definition of wellness. how does it resonate with you.
“Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.”
I have found seen many people encounter significant personal suffering in their lives-health, financial, emotional. inner angst -how do people get over these difficult trials?
Replied 08/09/2011 04:26
Dr. Paul Liang ????? Venkata,
Doug has a good definition here for your wellness thinking, please dig it up and exemplify your ideas by breaking your long essay into point form for easy reading. Members here mostly like short and precise quotes and not long essays so you have to do some work for the sake of caring those lazy bones, me included. )
Replied 08/09/2011 13:00
Venkata Ramanaiah Thanks for your reply.Will get back to you with more details.
Replied 08/09/2011 15:54
Kim Mao ??? You haven’t done your homework after a whole month, so should I classify you as a lazy bone too? Just joking, don’t flip please.
Replied 09/16/2011 19:16
Venkata Ramanaiah Thanks for your comments.I am asked to comprehend the holistic total which is incomprehensible.There is no short cut to learning by hard way if one is serious about learning some thing which is perhaps unusual.I have to make both ends meet by doing some professional work besides helping my clients.So could not spare much time for this work.Regret for the same.Any way the material is given some sort of point by point only.
Replied 09/17/2011 13:32
Venkata Ramanaiah Reply to Douglas Ross-
Wellness is certainly multi-dimentional.That is why I highlighted the presently known materialist and spiritualist angles leaving open the lateral aspect to be explored.Deep learning certainly comes from substantial suffering and happiness–all aspects included including the out-side forces(social etc.).Many known teachers at the highest level had undergone this before they could give sermons.As I said this is certainly an un-conventional subject for the present thoroughly pre-occupied materialist world?Hope I will have an occasion to present personally?
Replied 09/21/2011 17:46
Douglas Ross Venkata
I have read that adversity (suffering, hardship, opposition) is a natural deep cleaning process that hi-lights our false assumptions and faulty logic about reality, In addition, adversity allows us the choice to reprogram the habitual emotional reactions that limit us.
The alternative , I guess, is to buy your way out of all suffering and/or deny its existence and live an unexplored life.
Replied 09/22/2011 22:05
Venkata Ramanaiah Douglas Ross
From your last point,we will be entering into un-known,unexplored(not so much) existance?What is suffering?What is happiness or wellness as they call nowadays?Just comfortable material existance or what?Each individual has a different cognition of it.or realisation of it.This makes it difficult to make a template as we do in scientific approach.Here Easterners say for peaceful release/salvation ,the help of a GURU will be very useful.Certainly the Western way of self-effort,has a great role in mitigating the pain or enhancing happiness. Thanks for your interest.
Replied 09/23/2011 20:02
Douglas Ross Venkata
well said. Thank you.
Replied 09/23/2011 20:14
Kim Mao ??? I suppose you have a book full of these thoughts written with notes and everything, so would you please do us a favor by attaching the extract of it on the ‘Resources” column for us to enjoy it? Thank you, Venkata.
Replied 10/29/2011 01:29
Venkata Ramanaiah Kindly read Speech material in www.materialistspiritualist.org
Currently I am unable to post the files.But all files are from this website only.
Replied 10/29/2011 17:18
Jan Bergmans “???????????????????????“?Adyashanti
“What is integrity?
” It’s the capacity to be absolutely, totally honest with yourself.” ~
Replied 11/02/2011 18:57 Reply
Venkata Ramanaiah Integrity,honesty etc… are subjective terms.For that matter all feeling oriented communication material is subjective.We are used to measurement oriented conceptualisation in thinking and expression because of influence of present day strong science.Subjective can not be captured and fixed even in thinking.You can only have a feel of it.
A total master can only certify such things as “total honest with yourself” in it’s highest form.Thanks for posting your querry.
Replied 11/04/2011 18:15