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When the seed turns into tree.

May I interrogate your mind? Thank you. So, mind… do you have a purpose in life? And if so, what is it?

Hmm… is your mind taking too long? Does your mind not know, or used to know and not anymore? No worries, that also counts as an answer. In fact, there is no good or bad answer. What I find interesting is how different your response is compared to others. The marvellous uniqueness of your mind creates dreams and purposes that are exclusive to you, and only you.

A “wholistic” approach.

To Osteopathy, your unique mind with its particular dreams, desires and purposes is but a little portion of you. Your spirit and body complete your whole self. In other words, from an Osteopathic point of view, these three aspects fuse in a single entity that you perceive as yourself. In this sense, the conjunction of this body-mind-spirit triad translates into your existence as a living human being and their dissociation marks the end of what you perceive as your person or your human life experience.

Furthermore, from an Osteopathic philosophy perspective, everything is in constant interaction and deeply interrelated. In that sense, every structure in our body, every cell, tissue, gland, vessel, organ, valve, fluid, system and so on has an essential role to play in the body processes. That explains why a tissue dysfunction has the power to disturb the rest of the body structures, affecting the body processes and troubling your state of mind and spirit. To resume, the wholistic nature of Osteopathy describes the person as a body-mind-spirit unit and within it, every part is significant and interrelated.

Osteopathy has been around since the late 1800’s, nevertheless most of us still go through life having a very incomplete perception of ourselves, thinking that our person is just “our body” and assuming that our parts can function disregarding or ignoring the rest of our body. Yes, we tend to have a very narrow perspective of our existence. We limit ourselves to what we think we know. However, taking the part for the whole would be like considering the canvas as the master piece itself, without the need of the paint and the artist. Don’t get me wrong, the canvas is important, but the master piece is much more than that.