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Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit

on June 30, 2022

When you look in a mirror, what do you see? Two eyes, a mouth, two shoulders, hands, legs, and feet. But you also have a mind for thinking, planning, creating, remembering, and dreaming. You own emotions such as love, hate, anger, despair; and a spirit which searches for meaning and validation.

Even though you can’t see it, you know that your mind exists and is functioning on a day-to-day basis. You are keenly aware of your shifting emotions, even though you can’t touch them. In the face of obstacles, you call upon your inner spirit to face those obstacles and overcome them.

If you were just a body, you would function like a robot performing tasks in a mechanical fashion without deviating from the routine. If you were all mind, you wouldn’t need a body. If you were all spirit, you wouldn’t need this world at all.

Once you recognize that you are made of body, mind, and spirit, you can see yourself as a whole person. You can appreciate the beauty and wonder of yourself. Science has dissected the physical body for centuries and still has not discovered all of its secrets. Psychiatrists have tried to analyze and understand the mind, to no avail. The imagination continues to amaze and delight all of us. The world of the spirit is an infinite frontier yet to be explored. 

When you are living in balance, you are addressing the needs of body, mind, and spirit. You nourish the body with food, the mind with knowledge, and the spirit with faith and hope.

You know when you are feeling out of balance. You know when you are experiencing too much stress. You know when you are not eating right or getting enough sleep. You know when you are feeling lost and empty inside. You know when you are consumed with love or rage. You know when your body craves exercise, your mind seeks quiet, and your spirit needs comfort.

Stop for a moment. Listen to yourself. Your body, mind, and spirit are speaking to you. They are asking to be recognized and nourished. You know already what to do. If in doubt, seek help.

January 22, 2007; June 30, 2022

Published in The Kingman Daily Miner, March 6, 2007

Copyright 2007-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.

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17 responses to “Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit

  1. I agree. Too often we don’t stop and listen to our minds, bodies, and spirits. Good advice.

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  2. aparna12 says:

    Fantastic post, dear Dawn. 🥰🥰🥰🥰. It’s a pleasure to read your blogs.

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  3. utahan15 says:

    a bald wrinkle lmao

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  4. Michele Lee says:

    I appreciate this thoughtful and refreshing post, Dawn. I have that same image in my office. 🧘🏻‍♀️

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  6. Belladonna says:

    You are absolutely right! making sure you do these things will bring peace and balance to your life.

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  7. Reblogged this on Calculus of Decay and commented:
    Very sound advice, simple sound advice

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  8. Americaoncoffee says:

    Yes, and nature with the atmosphere are examples of natural balancing. Nice Dawn. Hope your week is going well.

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  9. So very true…!
    🇯🇲🏖️

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  10. redhotnovels says:

    Yes, balance is key❤️

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