As per the definition of WHO, “HEALTH” is a complete state of physical, mental and social well being and not just merely the absence of any disease or infirmity.
Ironically in this fast-paced era of globalization and automation of even the most minuscule tasks of our everyday lives, humans are “mentally evolving and physically devolving” at an exponential rate, which is alarming.
You might wonder what this has got to do with health…?
Read again! it is clear from the definition that holistic health is not just restricted to an individual but is all encompassing. This very fact brings me back nostalgic memories of my school days when in was a part of the N.S.S (National Service Scheme) and the motto was “NOT ME BUT YOU”
Filmmaker M. Nehru’s, 35, documentary on schizophrenia victims in Tamil Nadu showcases not just their plight but also casts light on his commitment as he spent three years interacting with them and their families for the project. The 36-minute documentary titled Theruvil Irakkum Kudhiraigal (Dying Street Horses) talks about the lack of awareness among the public, superstitions about mental illness and ill-treatment of victims.
Attitude forms the essence of everything. Positive attitude is not a solution but it has the power to influence people around and make them listen to its powerful vibration. Change in mindset can alter life says William James, a famous philosopher and psychologist. A practical insight into everyday events highlights that happiness depends on the disposition of human mind and is not ruled by the circumstances. Take this situation when we happen to attend a funeral. The thoughts of our association with the dead, the interactions, the vacuum created by the absence of the dead person in our life is the very basis of the intensity of your emotions. Every drop of tears shed by us is indeed an act of self pity, a sojourn into our life mourning our loss….