What is health?
To me health is a mixture of many things.
Health is an absence of disease, complete (or near complete) social, mental and physical wellbeing. But it is so much more complex.
'Social, mental and physical wellbeing' those three 'pillars of health' will have different meaning depending on your individual outlook, past experiences and current circumstances. So I guess the definition of health is not static for any one person..
To me health is about being 'free' and being able bodied enough to move and play. Health requires good communication, integrity, strength, wisdom, meditation and a strong connection with other human beings and nature.
For me, laughter is a great medicine (highly under prescribed) and best taken with great friends, along side nourishing food and perhaps a single malt whiskey!
Health is being openminded and accepting of change.
It is forgiving yourself and others.
Health is loving yourself, your imperfections and learning to let go of insecurities.
It is loving others without fear. It is striving to build others up- rather than breaking them down (which is sadly a common behavior in our chronically ill society).
My version of 'health' is a personal definition- It is the things I 'value' and it has evolved and changed over the years.
Therefor I hypothesize that 'Health' must mean something different for every individual.
Health is multidimensional and involves tuning into your individual needs..
What do you value in life? Is it freedom, love, a meaningful job, art, music, fitness, strength, winning gold, travel, wisdom or a new car..
What do you value that you are not getting? What needs to change to allow that 'value' to manifest in your life?
Would your sense of health or wellness increase with your needs being met and a life more in line with your values?
I know mine does!