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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
Therefore a complete sense of well being involves the journey of nurturing our physical, mental ( thoughts and emotion ) and spiritual health.
Total mental health involves not only management of emotional issues but discovering and developing the strengths, abilities and talents which is inherent in every individual.
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“Life is difficult. This is the great truth, one of the greatest truths – it is a great truth because once we see this truth, we transcend it.”
Dr. M. Scott Peck
Dr. Vincent Wong
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I will be giving a talk on “ Understanding Depressive illness and Suicide “ in Penang, Malaysia.
One of the guest speaker will be Mdm Irene Tan who has written a book entitled “ My Battle with Depression”.
Rules for pleasure
Experiencing pleasures in life is like walking through a hotel corridor. I am heading towards a destination to attend a meeting. However, there are many rooms along the corridor. Imagine that these hotels rooms are not occupied and I am free to explore these rooms, from the Presidential suite to the junior suites.
And there are gyms, sauna and a relaxing swimming pool in the hotel. I may take a refreshing swim before I proceed for my meeting.
During these moments, I need to be mindful of the feelings of my loved ones and that some rooms may be strictly prohibited.
Besides, I should not indulge in my swim or sauna, otherwise I may not reach my meeting venue on time.
Dr. Ravi Zacharias, a renowned philosopher and apologist shared that there is indeed a guiding principles on experiencing pleasures in life.
He quoted from F.W. Boreham , 3 rules for experiencing pleasures.
1) Whatever that refreshes us but does not compromise our final goal/purpose in life is a legitimate pleasure.
2) Any pleasure that jeopardize the sacred rights of another person is an illegitimate pleasure.
3) Experience pleasures in moderate amounts and do not indulge.
Rule No. 1 :
Simple pleasures which help us to relax and gives us joy are legitimate needs. However, it should not compromise our value system or lead us away from our desired purpose in life.
So what’s the catch here? We need to discover “What is our final goal or purpose in life?”
Rule No. 2 :
We need to experience pleasures within the boundaries of mutual respect and observing the dignity of our loved ones as well as our fellow human beings.
Rule No. 3 :
We need to enjoy pleasures in reasonable and moderate degree and amount to avoid indulgence or addiction.
Pleasures without conscience are illegitimate pleasures
During my college days, I came across this monthly newsletter by an organization called The Christophers. The newsletters were entitled Christophers News Notes. Indeed I have learned a great deal from all their small brochure-like news notes. I still remember one of the news notes entitled ” Saying it with love” .
And the motto of The Christophers is ” It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”.
Here is a section from the movie “ A Beautiful Mind” . A story about the life of Professor John Nash, a famous Mathematician, who battled Schizophrenia and later won the Nobel Prize for Economic Science in 1994.
Personally, i find the following section from the movie very meaningful and touching.
Excerpt from the movie : “I have made the most important discovery in my career, the most important discovery in my life. That only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reason can be found, …….you are the reason I am , you are all my reason.”