Part to Whole or Whole to Part

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.”


Until the last couple years, I simply ignored most areas of wellness in myself; I exercised and ate right, but I never looked beyond the physical.  That has changed now, but I still have a lot to learn.

I have a tendency to approach my health like I’m playing Whack-a-Mole, putting all of my energy into one area at a time.  I have been approaching it from part to whole, get all the parts in order, and the whole will follow. Just like with that infuriating game, it seems like that perfect alignment cannot be maintained for long.

Maybe I’m going at it all wrong; maybe I should consider the whole first, address the big picture needs.  Perhaps by going whole to part, it won’t be such a struggle to get the little pieces to fall into place.

Or maybe I just need to go to arcade for some more practice.


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