Alex
Does physical human body have any priority over the spirit? The raft of people think (according to a famous proverb) that " In a healthy body there is a healthy spirit"(a bit rephrased). While the other half disagrees and says " A healthy spirit makes a healthy body". With which statement you are coming along? Thanks.
Apr 10, 2012 11:39 PM
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Physiology tells us that when the brain is not functioning well, for whatever reason, for instance because of insufficient oxygen in its blood, our mind suffers, and so what we call our spirit; this is not my opinion, but a scientific fact. At the same time having a depressed, or deeply sad mood for an extended period of time could lead to serious problems to the immuno-system, or even to acts that would harm or even put an end to our body. The causes and effects are circular and reverberate, like in a hall full of mirrors. Obviously the 'spirit' could be described in term of neuronal processes in the brain, but this description still seems like a daunting task, so we keep this artificial distinction.
April 11, 2012
I think a healthy body, helps to create a healthy mind. I know from experience that once your mind breaks - it's rough. So there's no health, without mental health - as the pamphlets say :) It's proven that exercise helps ease depression - it makes sense though, we were never meant to be sitting on our bums all day, looking at monitors - we were supposed to be working the land and catching animals to eat. Our DNA hasn't caught up with us yet. I still have to watch that North by Northwest............come on Craig..........
April 11, 2012
It looks like they both say the same thing to me... It's the spirit that makes a body healthy. And I fully agree... What's inside the heart and mind eventually finds it's way out through the body. From kindness to cruelty to love and murder. These all start within the spirit, but manifest through the body... Unhealthy emotions such as stress weaken the body, but laughter strengthens it.
April 11, 2012
Alex
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