Whatever culture we are born into, we are conditioned by that culture to perceive and relate to reality in a particular way. In our modern society, most are ignorant to many of Nature’s laws, and due to this ignorance we act in ways that often harm Nature, and consequently harm ourselves as well. Generation after generation, these ignorant beliefs and behaviors are inherited, and the consequences of this deluded way of living are becoming more and more apparent.
If we are to ever heal the planet, we need to heal ourselves from our cultural conditioning—as well as from many of the mental, emotional, and physical wounds that we have experienced living in this society—and begin acting in a way that honors Nature’s laws, and honors ourselves as extensions of Nature.
The Upanishads are among the most important parts of literature in the history of Indian religions and culture, that played an important role in the development of spiritual ideas in ancient India. In the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, it is written: “Om purnamada purnamidam purnat purnamuda chyate purnasya purnamadaya purnameva avashishyate.”
Translated to English, it says: “That is the Whole. This too is the Whole. The Whole comes out of the Whole. Taking the Whole from the Whole, the Whole itself remains.” This statement conveys the essential principle of healing: Wholeness.
Essentially we are already whole, as we are one with the Whole of Nature. We are multi-dimensional beings, so in order to heal and embody our essential wholeness, we have to bring all aspects of our being into balance.
Keeping it simple, balancing reasonable information with personal intuition and circumstances, and understanding the basic principles of health, can help to keep the journey to Health simple and practical in a world full of information and conflicting opinions.
The basic principle to remember is that we have become dis-connected from Nature, and so we lead dis-harmonious lives, which lead to different forms of dis-ease. In order to truly heal our dis-ease, we need to restore balance within us, return to our essential state of wholeness, and do our best to live closely to Nature and to follow her laws, even if we lead modern lives in a city environment. Nature is the great healer, and there is a natural force within you that is always seeking to return to balance, to harmony, to wholeness. We need to do our best to support this healing force with our thoughts and actions, and not interfere with its continual process of purifying and healing that which has fallen out of alignment with Nature’s laws.