Let’s discuss…Whole means to be in an undamaged or unbroken state, to be intact, entire, all of and in one piece. It represents a thing (entity) that is complete in itself. On the other hand the word “hole” is defined as a hollow place in a solid body, a small or unpleasant place, depression, indentation or cavity. What is commonly referred to as living from a place of “total” wellness and health by aligning the mental, physical and emotional bodies (mind, body and soul) has been popularly called “Holistic Living”. However, there is a contradiction going on here. The spelling of the word “Holistic” and its meaning indicates that something is missing. In order to live from a place of wholeness, our mindset and thinking must be from a place of wholeness.
Dr. Jewel has coined the term “Wholistic Living” to fully encapsulate the true meaning of living a life where the mind, body and soul are balanced….creating harmony inside and outside of the body.
Think wholly, be well and then live well!!
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Kesia Gray says
Very interesting. Thank you Tunu. I always wondered what the difference was between Holistic and wholistic, I knew there had to be a difference. I had done my own research a few years ago but still had not grasp the true meaning of each state until now. Thank you very much for this article it was straight to the point. I am looking forward to other Articles.
Kel Reese says
Aaah, that is so on point, especially when I think of how people are being brain washed by t.v., words, chemicals etc unawares. Thanks Dr. Jewel for clearing that up because I have been professing to be more holistic thinking that I’m thriving to be completed, but not so. I realize what I say matters whether or not I understand the true meaning. Wholistic is really what I am thriving for. Thank you