The pursuit of wholeness – a desire to transcend our cravings – often becomes a lifelong obsession. This quest typically seeks:
- Material possessions
Yet, do these paths lead to true wholeness? No.
Most people eventually realize this truth. The question then arises: why persist on this path? Why not seek wholeness elsewhere?
The answer lies in habit. Our bodies are reservoirs of habitual patterns. Each new experience adds a note to life's ongoing symphony. The issue arises when past habits dominate the present, making true wholeness unattainable. Stuck in the loop of repetitive thoughts, actions, and behaviours, we replay the same tune, blocking the path to wholeness.
True wholeness demands a departure from these known habits of thought, feeling, and action. It requires transformation at the core of our personality, encompassing thoughts, choices, actions, experiences, and emotions.
So, how does one cultivate wholeness? It begins with practice, especially during challenging times. Consider:
- What would a whole person think? Emulate such thoughts.
- What choices would they make? Choose likewise.
- What actions would they undertake? Act in that manner.
- What experiences would they pursue? Visualize and seek similar experiences.
- What emotions would they feel? Strive to experience those emotions.
According to Hebb's law, repeated mental practices forge new neural pathways.
Regularly invoking a sense of wholeness strengthens these connections, gradually embedding it as a trait in your personality. This process eventually conditions the body to embody wholeness naturally, a state I liken to 'heaven on earth.'
Practice wholeness consistently. Let your body internalize it. In time, you will embody wholeness.