To flourish means to grow, thrive, and prosper.
This beautiful term resonates deeply with anyone who wants to encourage and inspire wellness. To flourish means to direct our life towards the highest levels of feeling good and functioning well. When speaking of health & wellness, we refer to consistently encouraging wellness within ourselves, our bodies, and of course, within our minds.
This leads us to an awareness of an –all-pervading sense of wellness within our spirits. To flourish is something beautiful and something that each of us can learn how to do.
How Do We Flourish?
We flourish simply by allowing ourselves to and encouraging ourselves to do so. For some, this is easier said than done. Many people who have tried, and have faced too much difficulty, eventually give up because they think their life is just not cut out for it.
No matter how hard they try, something always gets in the way or pushes them back in the wrong direction. Let us dig deep into what we must understand about flourishing – about constantly evolving, growing, and moving forward.
Knowing How To Flourish
To know how to flourish, we must fully understand the process. Flourishing, though the definition is of growing, prospering, and thriving, is not always a case of flourishing.
Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? Let me explain.
The tree that flourishes in nature faces many obstacles. It faces potential destruction in its early stages by animals possibly crushing it underfoot. The small tree has to compete with all the other trees and plants in the forest to get the sunlight it needs. Even when it has fully matured, it still must face gales and storms. And, through all of this, it must continue to strive towards flourishing.
It can be seen then that flourishing is not something achieved but is something that one must aspire towards. And, do that, we must accept that we will face challenges.
To flourish, we must face challenges, and it is also essential that we overcome those challenges or at least have a mindset that will strive to overcome them.
5 Natural Ways To Flourish
Motivate Yourself – Without motivation, it is impossible to flourish. Be inspired through passion, whether related to doing something for yourself or others. Maybe your sentiment relates to providing a future for your family or leaving a legacy. It doesn’t matter what motivates you to use your motivation to flourish. Use it to grow and to push you to the next level.
Accept all challenges – When you are challenged, you are forced to flourish. However, this doesn’t mean that you do it when somebody has challenged you to a game of pool, and you win the match easily.
No, a true challenge is something you find difficult. It is something that you cannot achieve with ease. It is something that requires that you grow. To learn a new skill, visit a new environment, face a fear, or achieve something. This is the real meaning of flourishing, pushing your boundaries, expanding your limits, forcing yourself to flourish.
Face your fears – Fears, in every case, are designed to limit us. By facing our fears, we are pushing ourselves into an area of life that we have been too afraid to visit. To truly flourish, we must wish to do anything, and we must be able to do everything without limitation. To accomplish this, we must create mental barriers to the challenges that life gives us.
Everything that comes our way can be used as an opportunity to flourish. And by facing our fears, we will make the most of every opportunity that does.
Balance – Balance life from the perspective of your Body & Mind to truly flourish. We must develop a way that promotes life balance. If we cannot promote physical wellness, our mental side will struggle. The same goes in reverse. By creating balance physically and mentally, we allow our spirits to flourish.
Develop harmony – Harmony is quite important when it comes to flourishing. Without it, we face too much opposition in the world. This opposition leads to restrictions on our ability to express ourselves.
If we cannot express ourselves freely, we cannot flourish. Learn to accept what happens around you and even within you, be selfless if it encourages harmony. You will flourish. And everyone you interact with will likewise do the same.