All morning I've been thinking about relationship and the many aspects of it. Many of us see the importance for it in our lives. Whether that be with our family, friends, spouses, or work environment. In Horsemanship, relationship is also extremely important.
I'm going deeper into this. Such as our relationship of our thoughts to our emotions, how our breathing is also related to our thoughts and emotions. Our thoughts and emotions are directly related to our movement. In fact our ability to move is in direct relation to our emotional state. If fear has a strong hold on us, it will inhibit or restrict your ability to even think, nevermind move.
I can say a lot more in many comparisons. But this took me to think on my understanding of Mind, Body, Spirit relationship. In some peoples point of view, the soul and the spirit are separate aspects of ourselves just as our DNA that makes up our body is partially from our mothers and partially from our fathers. In many ways they are, and in others they are the same. I will keep it simple and speak of them as one in spirit.
All 3 aspects are individual aspects of us. The relationship between these aspects of ourselves is imperative to our existence and our ability to cope in life. Yet most of us spend very little time even thinking about, nevermind nurturing these relationships. In my opinion, this is where all our own individual problems stem from. If we have fear, inhibition or anxiety. It stems from us internally. By not understanding the relationships within our own self, we become confused, fearful, lost, misguided, unaware and separated from our true self and our life purpose.
I see Spirit as energy that allows for our consciousness. Our Spirit is who we are. It is our presence, vitality, virtue, will and intent. But if we don't nurture it's relationship with the other 2 aspects, it becomes week. Our Spirit becomes drained. Which weakens ours Mind and our Body. So lift your Spirits. Give it the attention it deserves.
Our Mind is our connection to Body and Spirit. Our Body and all our senses exchange information with the all knowing Spirit aspect of ourselves in order for us to navigate through life. If our mind ignores this connection and we don't maintain this relationship, we become selfish, greedy, discontent, and we unattach from Spirit and attach to physical objects. Such as electronic devices, or any gadget, clothing item, useable or unusable items. This is also why addiction is so wide spread. This happens because our relationship with our self is insufficient. Something is missing and we don't understand what it is so we attach ourselves to a temporary good feeling to make up for it. Recognize and overcome it.
Our Body is made up of all the elements and came out of the Earth it self. We are made up of all things and our relationship with all things need to be recognized and nurtured. Our Body is the conduit that connects Spirit and Earth, which creates life. Ignore this and you find illness, disease, weakness, and loss of purpose. Our Body needs air, water, food, and energy. Air, water and food come from the Earth and they give us some energy. But our best sources of energy come from the Sun and Spirit itself. It is something we can manifest within ourselves through mindful thought and relationship with our Spiritual aspect of ourselves. Thus Mind, Body and Spirit working together.
Many understand the importance and work on it many different ways. Some do it individually with meditation, diet, and exercise. Some practice Yoga, Reiki, Chigong, Tai Chi, etc, etc. I prefer Tai Chi myself which fully encompasses all aspects for the relationships between Mind, Body, and Spirit. But the simplest way to start becoming aware of these relationships is to just breathe. Focus on your breath and you can't help but see, feel and experience all 3 aspects of Mind, Body, and Spirit coming together all in one moment.
There is way more to it. But this is a great place to start. I would recommend you try it. I'm sure you won't regret it.
Thanks for reading.