Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Good Things Come in Threes

I think it's fair to say that most of us treat our mind (our brains) our bodies and our souls as three distinct and separate entities.

But there is more to ourselves (our spiritual triangle) than what we have been taught. 

When we go through life we encounter difficulties, challenges and obstacles that must be overcome if we are to learn and progress.  But have you ever noticed that from time to time squabbling takes place between one portion of ourselves and another?

For example:  The mind knows it has to get up at 5:00 a.m. in order to be at work on time, show up for an interview or be on campus.

But the body, well, the body has other plans.  It doesn't want to get up as it's too lazy.  It fights the mind by laying in bed until 10:00 a.m. pulling the covers over its head, feigning it has a headache or it's just too worn out to get up.

Enter the third party (the Soul):  Now the soul is our angelic guardian,  that part of us with arcane knowledge on right and wrong, good and evil.  It instinctively knows what will happen if we do this or if we do that.

But the mind and body don't want to hear any of this and ignore the soul.  They have their own plans and go ahead and do whatever they want to do.

Now we've all experienced this from doing something we shouldn't have done --the remorse, the pain, the fallout and the guilt that ensues. 

The Ancients learned that in order to be a whole person (body, mind and spirit) all three parts of a human being needed to come together and work together, in unison.

A harmonic convergence, if you will. 

How did they accomplish this?  --Well their lifestyles were more orderly and quieter than ours are today but they still had their share of conflict and hardship.  They learned body and mind discipline such as martial arts and military skills and practiced meditation in order to quiet the mind's inner chatter.

In these ways, the discipline they employed brought all three parts together in unison.

In so doing, all three parts learned to work together, not separately from one another.     

It takes discipline and hard work to get where you want to go in life.

It takes discipline to say no to things that will throw you off your path in life.   

Today we have many negative people and negative outside influences that greatly interfere with our mental, physical and spiritual growth.

Make the decision, today, to take charge of your life.

Don't be a Humpty Dumpty.
                        ~ Nightshade