Writing about the subject of wellbeing presents various challenges. The first is that the word has been rather worn out over the years, being commercially exploited to the point of it having seemingly little depth left to its name. The other, more complex one, is that this little word engulfs a vast array of fields and leaves plenty of space for personal interpretation.
So here is mine. Wellbeing simply indicates a state or condition of feeling at ease. In my understanding to experience a profound state of wellbeing one has to consider the body, the mind and the soul.
Of course you can be in a state of pleasure while you have physical discomfort, like listening to moving music whilst your back is aching. Or you could feel vital and energetic physically but be troubled by thoughts or stress.
You can even be both physically and mentally at ease but have the sense of missing something, like not really being touched by the beauty of a rosebush in full bloom, or the laughter of a child. As if something fundamentally was not touching you at the core, leaving a subtle feeling of callousness.
But wellbeing in my definition is a balance between the three entities, and this is where it gets tricky. Most of us focus on one or the other, maybe even two aspects, but more often then not we tend to neglect one if not two of these fundamental pillars that together imprint a sense of wholeness and contentment in us.
We could do sports regularly, and enjoy an evening of mantra singing here and there, but still are so preoccupied with out thoughts at all times, that we miss the moment all together. Or we might be a disciplined meditator, proficient in slowing down the mind, but disastrous when it comes to the food we feed our bodies with.
Here is the good news. The more we pay attention to the concept of wellbeing, whilst being honest with ourselves, the more indications our body, mind, soul system will provide to let us know what it needs to be balanced. Which means that intention is a great first step, followed by, the gradually acquirable skill of, listening to oneself.
This might be the most important tool for us to navigate through our lives in accordance with our truth, aligned with what is good for us. But how to attain this tool? Practice! And yes, extremely helpful, support. As we know practice naturally is a matter of time and discipline. Now, support on the other hand is something you might have to go out of your way to find, and my suggestion is, do it!
It makes all the difference to be surrounded by people that have mastered to nourish the full spectrum of wellbeing, providing guidance and tools to help others find their way. Or find those on this path, learning as they go, falling and picking themselves up again, being human and longing to live life to it´s fullest capacity.
Find places where the common interest is to provide a supportive environment in which all facets of wellbeing are being taken into account. To me, Cal Reiet is such a place, starting with its simple and refreshing beauty of the garden and the house and it´s surroundings, doing everything to soothe the senses. Providing an extensive assortment of treatments to pamper and heal the body as well as aligning the energies and reconnecting with the soul, this facility allows for relaxation on many levels. The utterly serene environment and various meditation and yoga practices help quiet down the mind.
Together with the intricately designed meal plan and carefully selected events and practices, as well as heartfelt and enthusiastic staff this place is not just a regular boutique hotel, but a place for rejuvenation and integration.
In any case find out more about places with a vision that considers the human being as a whole, take advantage of them, be touched and learn more about your self. I promise it is a worthwhile journey, in which profound wellbeing is an inherent and fabulous by-product.
With love and all the best wishes,
Kanika M. Frings
Co-Founder of DIMA Mallorca / Centre for conscious living (www.dimamallorca.com)
Spiritual Coaching & Voice Dialogue