Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mind, Body, Spirit

A co-worker and I had a discussion on the connection between the physical self and the spirit. Both of us had been raised in one faith and now practice another; interesting I thought.

During the discussion I discovered someone who shared similar thoughts to mine when it comes to where the world is today as opposed to days gone by. I firmly believe that the majority of people suffer from a disconnect between themselves and their spirit. I believe this is why many people spend years aimlessly searching for something that was within them all along.

I think back to a time, not so very long ago, when it was almost taboo to admit to having no faith, no spirituality; no belief system. Now, it is almost taboo to admit to having one. When I mention going to church I sometimes get looks akin to someone noticing that I have three heads. Why is this?

Can we attribute the downward spiral of society to the disconnect of physical self and spirit? I think we can to a large degree. When I feel out of sorts and find myself becoming short tempered and less tolerable I know it is time to focus on my spirit. I would like to say that I get to church every Sunday, but I do not, I do however thank my God every day for all the blessings in my life. I remember to be grateful.

Perhaps if more folks could reconnect their physical self to their spirit we would see a happier world.

1 comment:

Debra W said...

So true, dear one, so very true. As you seem to understand, we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. And even though our bodies are not us, completely, they are the vessels in which we move throughout the world. We must nurture the body, mind and the spirit. Neither part can fully exist in a healthy way, without the other. Being grateful and breathing that back out into the Universe is definitely one way for us to stay connected, grounded and at peace.

I am so glad to see you writing a bit. I have missed your perspective on things. I think about your daughter, often, and pray that she is continuing to do well! I wish the same thing for you, dear Jenn.

Much love always,
Deb