Atomistic: adjective. at·om·is·tic | \ ˌa-tə-ˈmis-tik \. Definition: composed of many simple elements; also : characterized by or resulting from division into unconnected or antagonistic fragments.
The human body is complicated, seriously complicated. So complicated in fact, that professionals and doctors have had to specialize in specific areas of focus. And we are grateful that we have specialists. We need them. But as with everything, there is a liability in relying on specialists. They have taken such a narrow scope of study that “they” or the field they are in becomes isolated and unable to give context back to the larger, more holistic perspective.
Our lifestyles pose a constant threat to our bodies. We are surrounded by forces that apply stress on us. From physical forces like gravity to the cellular stresses of environmental toxins, and even to the emotional strain of careers and other responsibilities, our bodies are working hard for our survival. Often we feel that we are victim to these stresses rather than being in charge of them. The goal of body care is to find options and create choices in order to balance the effects that these lifestyle liabilities place on us.
Body care must first and foremost be a lifestyle. It cannot be a fad or a new year’s resolution. It can’t be a drudge and a responsibility that has to be taken care of . It has to be a desire, a delight. Whatever the initial motivation, body care becomes a relationship and a kind of passion- that’s right; not obsession, but passion.