The importance of wellbeing and letting go
Last month saw Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK.
How could we miss it? It was everywhere. Everyone was talking about Mental Health and discussing how to dispel myths about mental health, how to make it a headline topic and how to help people suffering from mental health issues.
Because mental health is the biggest part of wellbeing.
Without our mental health, how can we function on a productive basis? How can we be well, without good mental health?
What is wellbeing?
Wow, what a massive question.
Wellbeing is so many different things to so many different people.
To some it’s about being fit and active. To others it’s about not having anything to worry about.
Then again it can mean having time for relaxation, while for the next person it’s spending time with loved ones and family.
There is no single answer to the question, ‘What is wellbeing?’.
How to look after your wellbeing
As I mentioned, everyone’s idea of wellbeing is different. And yet we’re constantly told we must look after our wellbeing and that of others. Employers are lectured about the importance of employee wellbeing.
And rightly so.
It is the be all and end all.
Without wellbeing, human beings cease to function. We cannot make decisions, perform simple tasks, plan our future, look after our children…
Stop. Sit down. Breathe.
You see, life is cyclical.
As karma states, what goes around, comes around.
But it also means that every action has a reaction. Every side has an opposite. Every truth has another story.
Caring, uncaring. Soft, hard. Brightness, shade.
You can’t have one without the other. And so it’s true with every human being.
Even the most organised person has a ‘Monica cupboard’ somewhere in their lives.
That is human nature.
And you have a true nature. If you come back to your true nature, everything will work out. Your wellbeing will thrive. Life will happen, and it will all be good. You’ll still go through the cycles of life but you’ll cope with the ups and downs because you’ll be doing so from your true nature.
In the Taoist philosophy, there is an approach known as Wu Wei. It means ‘do nothing’. It’s the path of least resistance and it is truly the best way to manifest a healthy, happy life in which your wellbeing is topped right up, all the time.
Allow positive energy to flow through your life – different people achieve this in different ways. Tai Chi, acupuncture and Feng Shui are some of the most well known practises for achieving positive energy flow, but whatever works for you is fine.
Find your true nature, let your inner pain go, and let your wellbeing thrive.
Yours, being well,