I guess one good characteristic is to be "friendly". If you are a real friend, you would be willing to offer EVERYTHING you can …. for your beloved friend. That's what friends are for! And then the word "holistic" comes. To become real, genuine friends, "it takes two to tango"! There should be mutual relationship and both should be willing to accept each other fully. So what then, is the relevance of holistic approach and its importance in our life? In our group? In our society? In our country? And in the world we live in?
In my understanding, when you say "HOLISTIC", it denotes the "FULLNESS" of need. Like for instance, when you think about healing or mending the broken heart, holistic approach is very important. It may seem alright to give medication, but in most cases and based on my own experience (so I have proven it myself), what you really need is the whole process of healing, which would involve medication, therapy, "talking it out" , positive activities, strong motivation and "powerful PRAYER". So, basically, what we are talking about is the healing of body, mind, emotion & spirit.
There you are! You now have an idea and deeper understanding of the word "holistic".
Holistic approach is like a total package for someone who desperately needs restoration. Remember that our body system is inter-connected with the other parts. When one part suffers, it affects the whole body. I would like to end this article with a simple story that connects to what I am trying to convey to our readers and below is that story:
"There's a particular group – they are generally called" body ". The major members are: feet, stomach, hands, mouth, nose, eyes and mind. At the beginning, everyone seem to be working in harmony with one another. It was great! Until one day, all members (aside from mouth) began murmuring and complaining about things and too envious with mouth, raising their arguments. "I just kept on feeding mouth all the time", said hands. "Well, I kept thinking where to find food, just for mouth's sake ", the clever mind also uttered." I smell all those delicious food but its only mouth that enjoys it! ", another feedback, this time, from nose." What about me? I kept looking for food just to feed mouth! ", Uttered enviously by eyes. Then, stomach got into the conversation saying," Me … I actually just accept food from mouth but I do not really benefit from it ". All the time during these conversations, mouth was just silent and did not say anything. While the others, after realizing that they were not happy of the whole situation, decided to have a protest and "REST". Meaning, they will not do anything for mouth's sake! They did it several days and yes, during the early stage of their "(IN) ACTIVITY", they were feeling good. But three days later, they started feeling uncomfortable and weak. "I could not walk .. . "" I'm so tired …. "" I have no energy …. "" I could not think clearly …. "" I'm feeling upset …. "(Readers, just work out who is saying each phrases) Then, from long silence …. the mouth had spoken! "You complained against me and decided to stop feeding me because of your selfish attitude. You did not realize that each of your role is for the benefit of everybody, including me and you! Each of us has its own function. The moment you stopped performing your role, BODY was affected, hence, the reason why you are feeling ill ". Those who were participants of the protest, upon hearing mouth's powerful voice, made a resolution:" From this time on, we will function according to our role, so that each of us will have normal, happy life! "(Everyone started working, mouth was fed regularly and they live happily ever after!)