Wholeness or Wholesomeness is something that all human beings aspire for but many of us do not know that and do not know how to achieve it. There is an innate quality in all humans that drives us to come to a place of balance, clarity, and peace and to be aligned in one’s purpose and live congruently. Wholeness brings joy, even bliss, and brings about a sense of freedom. We try so hard to capture and grasp those things and so much of our energies and resources are being diverted to obtain joy, happiness, and freedom – many times in vain and without true lasting results.
But Wholeness is not something that is out of our reach. We just don’t know where to look for it. We may be looking and searching in all the wrong places and we may even travel the world to find it. We also may give ourselves over to others who we think have found it in the hopes that they will lead us to the holy grail – our wholeness.
We like to put things neatly away when we do not know how to get it or understand it or don’t know what to do with it. We package it up, categorize it, and then file it away or bury it, because it does not fit our beliefs. And so we do the same with wholeness – we believe that we are not meant for wholeness or that we don’t deserve it or that it is unattainable. Our beliefs mold our lives.
Here is one of my favorite quotes from Mahatma Gandhi:
Your beliefs become your thoughts
Your thoughts become your words
Your words become your actions
Your actions become your habits
Your habits become your values
Your values become your destiny