In this section, I am diving deeper into different components that make up parts of wholes, starting with myself. By considering different components, I can often clarify and focus my overall holistic program.
The First Whole
The first whole that I look at is “Me”. I focus on who I am as an individual. As with any whole, I am comprised of different components. By defining my components, I can gain a greater understanding of the overall whole. If I neglect one component, my whole life can go out of balance, and problems start to turn up in other areas. In turn, if I work to keep each part healthy, they help strengthen all the other areas and the whole.
The Bible says, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52). And also, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30).3
From these scriptures, and from other literature, life can be divided into different areas. My self has four components: the spirit, heart, mind, and body.
- Spirit is purpose and belief.
- Heart is desires and feelings.
- Mind is thoughts and intelligence.
- Body is actions and strength.
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