Monday, May 2, 2011

Body and Mind (again!)

HappinessImage via WikipediaWhen I mentioned sometime to people that in many cases our physical problems have not much to do with our mental states, I did not mean there is no connection between them (as many people mistakenly understood), instead, the connection is tight: our body has so much power over our mind, and our mind has limited power to our body.
Of course, there are always exceptions.

I further believe, even our intelligence, the way we think, the way we feel, our long last mental peace and our happiness all rely on our physical condition.
Of course, physical health doesn't guarantee our happiness, but our happiness cannot exist without our physical well being.

P.S. I consider "disability" and "chronic illness" (or "disease") two different physical conditions. "Disability" causes inconvenience but "chronic illness" causes suffering. People with disability may mentain healthy mental condition but people with long term illness, who constantly suffer pain or other physical unwellness can hardly stay mentally cheerful.
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  1. Hi Yunyi, I believe the way we mentally handle our physical problems can make us cheerful or not. I have had repeated uti's for the past year, at least one ever month and they really can knock the health out of you as can the antibiotics taken to cure them. Also the doctors want to inject me with radiation for a kidney scan as they are not working as well as they should :( Also this year has been a possitve one for me as my outlook on life has changed to do big change's in my life and also the books I have been reading.

  2. I forgot to say: I have been reading up alot recently about pyscology and self motivation.

  3. hi claza, glad to know you are reading some selfhelp books. i did that too. it helped me tremendously.