Mind body and soul: Body goals

Ever heard of sayings like mind body and soul as one. Have we wondered why mind comes first before the other two? Doing a quick google search for “mind body soul” will yield us more search results than all of the other results combined if we were to organize the orders for those three words differently. Prior to actuation, there needs to be a thought. Even if we decide to do something really on tangent, there is a thought for it. If the prerequisite for an action is the thought, then it should logically make sense to also say ‘that we are consistently our own thoughts’ as to we are consistently what we do. While these two clauses are correlated, they are in fact mutually exclusive. Because we can think one thing and then do something else. It is a psychological barrier. This is a communication problem within how we talk to ourselves and can be addressed with timely introspection. Are we really ourselves if our actions do not align with our own thoughts? Similarly, this concept, when translated to body and health management, our consistency in decisions is being weighed between our mind and body. That is because when it comes to balancing for proportions, the mind comes first and balanced body second.

Mind body connection

Good thoughts. Bad thoughts. Does it matter? Yes it does. The mission is to achieve a balanced healthy body the way you want it. With this goal in mind and the mind being the enabler, the enemy are any thoughts that divert us from the goal. You are stronger than you think. Everyone have bad thoughts. This bad thought is also the psychological barrier which either obstructs or delays the process. The more we yield to this bad thought, the further away we are from goal. However, in terms of balancing the mind, we should measure the rate of honoring these good thoughts versus the rate of honoring these bad thoughts. Sometimes, having a good thought, but not honoring it, is equivalent to a bad decision. Because the good thought is not being followed through. For example, I plan to be walking to work once a week in order to get moving. Walking to work once a week is a good thought. Along comes the bad thought telling me to skip this routine for just this one week, justifying that it is just once in a blue moon and that it cannot be bad. Following through with the bad thought, in this case, is seemingly harmless. At least I am not making an actively bad decision. But what it does mean is that I’ve abandoned a good thought with a bad decision and that it enables the next decision to be a bad one. This results in a net negative in achievement just calculating the last three steps taken in the process of the goal. The management of the net sum of the decisions is balancing based on thoughts. A responsible person to others is a person who owns up to their words through action. And one who is responsible to his or her self is one who owns up to his or her thoughts.

Body goals

We naturally like things that are even. It does not invoke a feeling of discomfort nor pleasure. We naturally do not pay too much attention to evenness because it is as it should be. We feel indifferent because it is not asking to be looked at. It is fine on its own. Naturally, this means that our mind is subconsciously striving for a certain standard. Regardless what our expectations are, the beginning point should be from understanding how to achieve proportional balancing at its natural state. For example, we fold a paper crane and the end result is not up to our expectations. To achieve this, the folded crane would need to be unfolded into the natural state in order it can be folded again into the ideal crane.

It is never a bad time to do a self check and balance. What has past cannot be changed anyway, so we should always focus on the future. Start small on everything and watch the transformation. A healthy mind generates healthy thoughts which leads to better mind body and soul. For me personally, body proportionality is the goal. And it begins with which side on the thoughts I want to be on.

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