Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. It is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
A healthy individual is a man who is well balanced bodily and mentally, and well adjusted to his physical and social environment.
He is in full control of his physical and mental faculties, can adapt to environmental changes, as long as they do not exceed natural limits; and contributes to the welfare of society to his ability.
Health is, therefore, not simply the absence of disease; it is something positive, a joyful attitude towards life, and cheerful acceptance of the responsibilities that life puts upon the individual.
Sri Sri Ravisankar:
a disease free body
a quiver-free breath
a stress-free mind
an inhibition-free intellect
an obsession-free memory
an ego that includes all
a soul that is free from sorrow.
On Yoga: Body is the bow, asana is the arrow, and the soul is the target. Yoga is bending the body to control the mind! - B.K.S Iyengar
A person asked God, "What surprises you most about mankind?"
God answered: "They lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health. By thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future and they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived..."
Ode to Facioesthetic Surgeon
Nature the Master Sculptor
Occassionally takes time off her duty
To create human faces of exquisite beauty.
And thus from the time of antiquity
We have heard of the beauty of Nefertiti
Also the handsome face of Adonis
And the youthful transformed Narcissus.
Their striking beauty shone forth bliss.
Such were the showpieces of natureâ€™s aesthetic skills
But a capricious remorseless nature
In pursuit of cruel jest,
Mischievously brings forth a misshapen face
And for the victim, a big disgrace.
The hapless victim is forced to ask,
â€œWhy have I been given this simian mask?â€
And from Natureâ€™s mangled mess
He seeks retribution and redress.
Like a night in shining armour appears
The Orthognathic Surgeonâ€¦
To try to relieve his desperate burden.
Armed with his scalpel and his chisel
He hammers away the unesthetic protuberances
To smoothen and to restore a face so gory
To its original pristine glory.
That even the angels and cherubs from the seraphim above
Applaud and cheer the Orthognathâ€™s love.
The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Dont take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. - Quentin Regestein