In the society, well-being seems to be such a clinical thing – eat good foods, travel, have a social life, develop some hobbies, take medications, exercise, wealthy – we are mind-washed that our own fulfilment is from outside.
To me, well-being is about living a healthy and fulfilling life and first of all is to be ALIVE. My answer to this is totally from inside ourselves, which is LOVE. This is the entire concept of my design – a living and smiley heart.
Maybe same as you, my life is like a tidal wave, sometimes up and sometimes down. The society and our childhood let us think we don’t deserve love. We think if we let love in we’ll become too irrational and soft. Once upon a time, I even walked away from love because I am so disappointed that it is nowhere to be found.
Luckily, after all kind of success and failure, I learn again how to love myself. If we didn’t have love for ourselves, we wouldn’t even try to take care of our wellness. Anything we do for the good of ourselves must be an act of self-love. Then after I have enough love to myself, I can give out love to other, and to let it come in. From this point, love becomes infinite. Love is now an ongoing fulfilment in my life.
“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle…So which side wins? Love wins. Love always wins.”
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
After all, love is the only rational act.
JUST love each other or die.
By Yam Tze Ying (Elsie)