I love the work of John Muir. As an enthusiast of all things outside, his use of our natural world to reconnect us to our native truth resonates with me. This might be one of my favorite quotes by him.
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
You are an individual, and thus a single thing. Your arm is a “unit” of your physicality. Your home is one of millions. And yet, it is an illusion to think any of these are stand alone, without connection, and thus, inconsequential. We cannot mistreat one while simultaneously cradling another.
Not really. This is why wellness is more than the parts of exercise, good nutrition, and sleep. Without also shifting our negative self-talk and practicing self-love, we are merely optimizing to the edges of mediocre.
“The parts” of a whole make it easy for us to analyze, evaluate, and dissect. But it is in the WHOLE of us that we explore, experience, and elevate. A single thought is world changing.