What is wholeness?

Wholeness can be defined as an active process of becoming aware of, and making choices towards a more successful and fulfilling existence. It is a process of finding an effective way to a permanent state of fulfilment, spiritual freedom, wisdom, contentment and being in alignment with one’s true intent and purpose.

A wholeness-oriented lifestyle encourages us to adopt habits and behaviours that promote better health and an improved quality of life. It involves the recognition of having physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, with each dimension being necessary for optimal levels of functioning. Wholeness is a positive approach to living that emphasises the whole person. It is the integration of the body, mind, and soul and the appreciation that everything the individual does, thinks, feels and believes, has an impact on the holistic well-being of the individual and therefore also on the organisation and community.

Wholeness benefits all

With the ever-increasing pressures of life, it becomes more and more difficult not only to have a healthy work/life balance, but also to experience a better quality of life. For individuals to reach this, a state of wholeness must be reached. Living and working in a highly stressful and competitive environment, achieving wholeness will help lessen these stresses by connecting with the areas in one’s life that can bring balance, tranquillity, peace and improved physical and spiritual health.

Everyone benefits in a state of wholeness. Employers will benefit because they have healthier, happier employees with lower absenteeism and healthcare costs. Employees benefit because they will feel better about themselves and become more productive. Maintaining an optimal level of wholeness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality of life.

Wholeness matters because everything the individual does and every emotion he/she feels, relates to that person’s well-being. In return, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s a never-ending circle, and therefore it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wholeness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions. Wholeness allows for a better environment where one can be a productive member of society and improve one’s own life and the lives of others.

There are different dimensions of wholeness on which iGrowth Studio focuses. All these different dimensions interconnect with one another and each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum wholeness. One can therefore reach an optimal level of wholeness by becoming aware, understanding how and making choices to maintain and optimise each of the different dimensions of wholeness. The dimensions of wholeness are: spiritual, emotional, social, physical, financial, intellectual, occupational and environmental.

Are you living a whole, balanced and optimal life?

How will it serve you, your family, business and community if you continue the way you are currently living?

What will be your next step in reaching for a state of wholeness and therefore fulfilment?