Holism, Love & Health

Holism is the study and practice of the whole. It comes from the Greek word Holos, which includes both whole and holy. Thus, love and spirituality are inseparable. For at least two thousand years love has included Eros-sexual love, Philia-friendship and Agape- love of God and God’s love for all, or unconditional love. When you set about finding love, you will encounter everything from sexual obsession and needs-based love to unconditional love.

Each of the following quotes is worthy of deep meditation!

“Love is so simple and spiritual. It is not related to social status, age, or even sexual identity.”
~ Li Yinhe

“One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving.”
~ Amy Carmichael

“Real love is total oneness with the object loved and with the Possessor of love.”
~ Sri Chinmoy

“Love is the threshold of another universe.”
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Love is the very soul, without which it is dead.”
~ Jonathan Edwards

“We don’t need to worry —if we love & serve.”
~ Albert Einstein

“Love is –when here and now cease to matter.”
~ T.S. Eliot

“The only gold is love and to fill your heart with love is enough—and better than science.”
~ Richard Feynman

“A form of divine drunkenness and all life is a progression–and recession from I love you.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A tale without love is like beef without mustard: insipid.”
~ Anatole France

“The truth—love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which one man can aspire.”
~ Viktor Frankl

“A man in love declares that “I” and “you” are one, and–behaves as if it were a fact.”
~ Sigmund Freud

“One who excludes love for others is not love.”
~ Erich Fromm

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
~ Robert Frost

“Love is stronger than death.”
~ Robert Fulghum

“Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”
~ Rosemary Gerard

“Nothing is impossible for pure love.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Love is sufficient unto love—and Love is a sacred mystery– and Love is sufficient unto love.”
~ Khalil Gibran

“How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you, And longer if I may.”
~ Ellie Goulding

“Love is one with everything.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“Lack of love always produces the feeling of age.”
~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

“There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
~ Steve Jobs

“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking.”
~ Carl Jung

“Our souls are brought together so that we could love each other.”
~ Alicia Keys

“Love is made out of ecstasy and wonder—It is a burst of Heaven-shaking thunder.”
~ Joyce Kilmer

“Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world and Love is the supreme unifying principle of life.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The bond between true lovers is as close as we come to what endures forever.”
~ Ursula K. Le Guin

“Without love no life is left on earth.”
~ Donna Lewis

“I love thee, as the good love heaven.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It is in loving, and not by being loved, that one can come nearest the soul of another.”
~ George MacDonald

“Inner sense of worth comes with being in love and does not seem to depend essentially on whether the love is returned or not.”
~ Rollo May

“Every beloved object is the center of a Paradise.”
~ Thomas Carlyle

“If you want to be loved, be lovable.”
~ Ovid

“It’s love that is inescapable. Sex is the merest accident.”
~ Fernando Pessoa

“Psychic illnesses are the result of a disturbance of the natural capacity for love. He who unloved his life must be a failure to him and his dying a cold horror.”
~ John Steinbeck

“It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. Some of us can’t: and are proud of our impotence, too.”
~ William Makepeace Thackeray

“The only reality in the world is love; all else is folly.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

“How can anyone be against love?”
~ Malcolm X

“Only love can break your heart.”
~ Neil Young

TRUE LOVE is a strong attraction that has no meaning and no fear. It is a soul connection.

One of the tragedies of the Renaissance was the exclusion of spirituality from medicine. Indeed, it was not even significantly reintroduced until 1978 when the American Holistic Medical Association was founded.

Spiritual attitude is a major factor in the life of everyone except atheists; and interestingly, atheistic denial is essentially a major spiritual belief!

At least a huge majority of disease is the result of spiritual distress, leading to anxiety and depression and ultimately to most illnesses!

If the CAUSE is spiritual, the solution must be HOLISTIC—the basic meaning of which is HOLY.

In general, with acute illness, conventional medicine is essential. When the problem becomes chronic, the requirement for return to health is COMPREHENSIVE and HOLISTIC. There are many roads to Holism, but the foundation is addressing the basic spiritual crisis of anger, guilt, anxiety and depression. Whatever the cause, most of the time the solution is forgiving all those you believe harmed you, releasing them into the hands of God, and DETACHING from those things you cannot change. There are many supplemental electrical and alternative energetic tools, all of which have been the core of my holistic practice and remains so at The International Institute of Holistic Medicine.

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