(**side note: If you're not a believer in God and Christ, you may find it difficult to understand my stance on this topic...)
I think the idea of clarity is quite funny - especially if you try to seek it and don't believe in God. It's already quite difficult to achieve such a thing f you do, in fact, already believe in God.
As I sat and thought about wellness and what I want out of life, I had to stop myself. I stopped myself from going down that highway because I realized that the Christian life isn't necessarily about what I want out of it. Who am I to think that life was put here for me to retrieve anything from it? Life isn't created as a sort of bank or grocery store. Life is here - I am here - because Someone greater than me has a purpose greater than me. To be a part of his purpose is the essence of life.
No - scratch that. It's life itself.
To that end, his purpose is also the essence of true clarity. Without that underlying, subconscious mortar to my foundation, seeking clarity makes no sense, because there's no such thing! Now, within the realization of that purpose, clarity is important. In this day and age, focus, attention to detail, and creative capacity are all elements which allow us to achieve and take advantage of clarity for the sake of others.
In comes wellness.
Wellness then, becomes our ability to remain clear about our objective, and purpose to work on that objective, for the sake of His glory. Understand this: Wellness is NOT the end goal. It is a means to and end. This is the distinguishing difference between the wellness of the common belief and the wellness for the pursuit of the Glory.
In our personal walk, wellness becomes the stability to maintain and enhance our closest relationships with other souls.
Because it displays the brightness of our lights, which shows the glory our Father.
In our professional 'realm', wellness becomes upholding the greatest standards while concomitantly submitting to authorities and holding true to the guiding word of our Father.
Because it displays the brightness of our lights, which shows the glory of our Father.
In our daily physical practices, wellness becomes mere habits and routines that enhance our ability "to be able to", not because it makes us look good or even extends our lifespan, but because it positions us on the battlefield to be seen as strong, loyal soldiers, marching to the beat of our Father.
Simply put, Wellness glorifies the one who was, is, and always will be - well.
To those of you who seek clarity without seeking him who has always been clear:
Stop chasing yourself.
How can a tarnished human soul create something as pure as clarity?