The Art Of Healthy Living is a term that is thrown around very loosely. Most of the time people think it is a “cool” expression or they just need something catchy to put on their site but that’s not what this phrase is about. The Art Of Healthy Living is just that an Art. People never talk about Healthy Living in terms of it being an art form. People see it as something they are obligated to do or something they do to impress people. Some people use Healthy Living as a crutch to prove how self righteous they can be. These are the types that always insist you are unhealthy unless you start eating and living like them. I will do my best to clear up misconceptions about Art and the way of Healthy Living.
What does Art mean to you? You probably had many things pop in your head just there. Before I tell you what art means to me I want you to first empty your cup of tea so that you may taste mine. This an old Zen expression that means to abandon all things you think you know so that you may learn once again. If you were in school and you constantly were trying to outsmart the teacher you would learn absolutely nothing more than you already knew. Your cup would remain full and your drink would go stale. This cup is your mind so before I tell you what art truly means you must first empty your mind of all things you think you know about art.
Art is not something created to be pretty, it is important you understand this concept for it is one of the most important. While a painting or a song can and will often times have much beauty it is not the reason they are created. A flower does not attempt to be beautiful and yet it is. Art is the path of freedom. When you are one with your art, you are free to express yourself. When you become a master of yourself you become a master of all things. Yet mastery is not something to be attained but rather a course or path to become one with. Art is a process and thus the path begins on The Art Of Healthy Living.
The Art Of Healthy Living is something that is deeply personal and cannot be taught. It is not something “learned” nor is their any system or method to follow. There is no specific diet or exercise routine you must follow to be an artist of healthy living. You must learn who you are in the universe and dissolve all ignorance, only then will The Art Of Healthy Living Fully reveal itself to you. Each day is a journey of self discovery. We find something new about ourselves everyday. Those who fail to see this fail to see the ever changing. They have tried to freeze the water of life so that it can no longer flow and all things in their existence become cold and stale.
At The Art Of Healthy Living we present many ways to live healthy from many different points of view. While some of these view points will be of no benefit to you, there will no doubt be another for whom there life was changed because of this view point. Certain ways of living healthy are useful to one and useless to another. When you practice The Art Of Healthy Living you become an artist and like any artist you have your own style of doing things. If you follow the paths of others entirely and do not learn to find the way yourself than you will be forever doomed to not know who you really are. Discover what a healthy life means to you, but take nothing to be an absolute for this is something that can be answered by you and you alone. It cannot be learned from another for they are a just a sign pointing down their path. Your paths may intertwine at some point but there will always be a fork in the road at some point where you must once again ask yourself what it means to live healthy. Some think they practice the Art of Healthy Living by following others path step for step but they don’t see that these people they worship and follow had to find their own way. Though they may have followed others for a while they eventually went down a path all their own and found what works best for them.
Artists in all fields should understand what art means especially the practitioner of The Art Of Healthy Living. Learn to live healthy but do not force your methods or systems upon another. Instead present what works for you, giving the pupil a choice. At our site we prevent knowledge that was useful to one which will no doubt be useful to another. We take suggestions from our visitors and we present their ways of living healthy even if it seems foreign to us. Some art is more abstract than others but is still art none the less.
The Art Of Healthy Living is based on the creativity of the individual. This way the individual creates the healthiest lifestyle for him/herself, instead of a healthy lifestyle that suits someone else best but is difficult for you to maintain. Don’t feel obligated to live in extremes and excesses. Don’t resort to diets and systems that are so strict and rigid that they leave you questioning The Art Of Healthy Living. Nor should you be so undisciplined as to completely deny every facet of Healthy Living. You should find your middle ground and become The Artist Of Healthy Living that you were born to be.