Article in brief: An invitation to look at health as an attainable state of being.
The world health organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
I invite you to look at health as a state of being. A state inclusive but not limited to the absence of disease. A state of being that comprises an open receptive mind frame, balanced emotional states and optimal physical function. And with that comes the absence of disease.
My approach to a healthy lifestyle starts from the thoughts, because healthy thoughts lead to a healthy state of being. So when I tackle a health concern, I look at the physical aspect of it: and by that I mean what caused the discord physically (this is usually done by a thorough clinical history and physical exam along with laboratory investigations). This gives me a snap shot of what is going on inside the body, and how we can alleviate the symptoms or restore balance.
I then look at the mind frame, the emotional state and the spiritual aspect of the condition. This means taking a closer look at the thought processes and emotional patterns that are stored in the energetic space of the client. This is done by taking the client in a meditative state and using a questioning method to dig deeper into the root cause of the condition. Usually, this can be a stored traumatic incident or unresolved feelings about a previous experience. Emotional blocks are a result of belief systems and thought patterns that when left unattended to can result in physical manifestations of disease.
Sometimes, just by being aware of those blocks and releasing the emotions stored with them clients will experience instantaneous relief of symptoms.
Our greatest strength as humans is that any negative pattern we have learned, we are also capable of unlearning once we become aware of it. It is thus important to have self-awareness. And this can only be done by looking at oneself devoid of judgment, of conclusions and of pre-anticipated points of views. Once self-awareness is achieved it is only a matter of time before vitality, emotional intelligence, and a healthy state of being is restored.
In the coming months, I will be addressing common health conditions and looking at them from a body-mind-spirit approach and shedding light on how to handle medical conditions with ease. Health is being present in the moment and receiving all the joy that comes from being alive. Here’s to that!
Mariam looks at health from a holistic perspective and believes that our bodies respond to our thought patterns and emotional behaviors. She also believes that health is attainable and that a happy life is a healthy one. Mariam created the concept of "ebb and flow" to reflect how we can deal with the various tides of life by flowing in harmony with our inner wellbeing to achieve health. The column will cover common health topics with an approach to conditions in a mind body spirit framework.