On Wednesday March 8th, I went back to Telus Spark and re-watched Space Explorers: The ISS Experience in the infinite dome. Being there made me realize how much I've missed experiencing these things, and how grateful I am to be able to witness space exploration second-hand. However, during the movie, I fell asleep due to recovering from a mTBI. I was with someone who was very understanding and provided me with comfort and grace during my impromptu nap.
Later in the day, we attended a mini DBT session provided by an agency in our community. Although I already knew the tools, it was a great refresher and reminded me of everything I have the potential to do for myself.
As a minister, I am not exempt from failing, forgetting, or taking naps. Wellness means utilizing the tools we may have forgotten about and continuing to use them in the future.
Wellness is a dynamic and ongoing process that involves learning, relearning, and growing. It's not a fixed state that you achieve and then maintain forever, but rather a journey that requires ongoing effort, practice, and learning.
Learning new skills and knowledge is essential for wellness. It helps to expand our horizons, challenge our assumptions, and broaden our perspective. When we learn new things, we are not only developing our intellectual capacity, but we are also building our resilience and adaptability, which are essential for coping with life's challenges.
However, learning is not a one-time event, and it's essential to relearn and update our knowledge and skills continually. This is especially important in a fast-paced and ever-changing world, where the information we have today may be outdated tomorrow. By relearning and updating our knowledge, we can ensure that we are up-to-date with the latest information and trends, and we can continue to improve ourselves.
Growing is also an essential aspect of wellness. It involves developing our emotional and spiritual selves, which can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. It can also help us to cultivate more meaningful relationships, find purpose and meaning in our lives, and develop a sense of inner peace and contentment.
In conclusion, wellness is not a destination but a journey that involves continuous learning, relearning, and growing. By committing ourselves to this process, we can develop the resilience and adaptability necessary to cope with life's challenges and live fulfilling lives.