To be whole is to be healthy

To be whole is to be healthy

Urbanization is associated with many health challenges related to water, environment, violence and injury, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors like tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol as well as the risks associated with disease outbreaks. The WHO is pledged to work in these areas in the year 2010.

It is very significant that the definition of health has expanded much beyond the physical state of not being ill. Now it includes the psychological aspects as well. A human being is a unit, he cannot be partly healthy and partly sick. Too much dependence on medicines has generated this illusion that to consumes medicines is the sure shot way to be healthy.

But health is a much wider  phenomenon; it includes all the aspects of human beings.
Health means an overall feeling of well being,  a feeling of oneness with the whole. Whenever your heart falls out of tune with the whole you are in trouble, you are ill; whenever the heart is in rhythm with the whole you are healthy.

Let this be the litmus test of health.

Existence is a great harmony. When you sit still, silent, not doing anything, meditative,   suddenly you start merging into the whole. The ego appears to be dissolving and you feel so relaxed, so at home that your steps are no longer heard as separate from the whole. You become part of this great symphony. Suddenly you are healthy, holy, whole.
Osho gives a clue of how to come to this tuning with the whole and why are we missing it.

"You are constantly in discord, you have many contradictions within you. Those contradictions go on like a tug of war within continuously, day and night, awake and asleep. You are constantly pulled into opposite directions. This tense state of affairs does not allow you to listen.

Even when you are in love you go on fighting. Even in love, you don't fall into step with the whole. Even lovers go on fighting with each other; otherwise love can become a door to the ancient music. If you love somebody at least drop all conflict with him, or with her, with your child, with your wife, with your brother, friend -- drop!

But even there conflict continues; a subtle way of fight continues. Because you are constantly in conflict within yourself, whatsoever you do is going to be an extension of the same conflict, a reflection of the same disharmony.

Religiousness needs total sensitivity of all the senses, because religiousness is not a  part of life, it is the whole."