Joan Borysenko: What Being Whole Really Means

"Ultimately minding the body and mending the mind have more to do with wholeness -- healing -- than with curing. To be whole means to be a flexible adventurer, ready to meet life's challenges with engagement and curiosity. It means feeling a sense of connection to the whole of life -- to other people, to new ideas, to the world around us. It means thinking less about 'I, me, and mine' and more about how we are all interconnected in a great web of life. It means caring for others and doing what we can to make the world a better place. It means recognizing that happiness arises within us independent of any external cause and removing the obstructions to that inner peace and happiness that are our birthright as human beings."

-- Joan Borysenko in Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

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