Health is not only in tablets, surgeries and other obtrusive acts of medicine. I think we often forget that health can be in the fulfillment of our passions. Healing takes place when we spend joyful time with each other and with our hobbies. We have to re-learn how to play and how to enjoy creativity and free time.
Six years ago, my husband and I were very serious people with very serious jobs, responsibilities and no time for fun and hobbies. We were both very busy with responsibilities and obligations. Then in the course of six months we both got sick. Very sick. Our perspective on life changed once we got kicked out of the rat race. First we were mad and we felt lost. Than we were ordered by wiser people to rediscover fun and joy in our lives. (You should have seen the shock on our faces when we got such message!) It did take time to understand such necessity.
On the way to health we came to understand that health is not only in tablets, surgeries and other obtrusive acts of medicine. In between medical tests and procedures and the mundane training in healthy-eating in our own kitchen we started to appreciate life as it is, and to take time to ‘smell the roses’.
Healing takes place when we spend joyful time with each other and with our hobbies. And this healing has to take place on many levels – not only according to the ‘medical’ markers. As a society we forgot that health can be in the fulfillment of our passions not in amount of possessions. We have to re-learn how to play and how to enjoy creativity and free time. We need to re-use our lives to full-fill them. After these many years of the journey to health, we understand more; enjoy everyday life and our togetherness more. He is enjoying photography; I do my beading or sewing.