We are awesomely and wonderfully made!  Each of us have a body, mind/soul and spirit which are interconnected.  Our body contains our soul.  Our soul contains our spirit.

Our Body

Our bodies are made of physical material that can been seen and touched.  It is the tangible, visible part of us.  We are usually blessed with the 5 senses; sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.  The information our senses take in from our physical world is communicated  to our soul to help us make decisions and choices.  Our bodies are our “outer shell” that contains our soul/mind and spirit and reflect the decisions and choices we have made in those intangible parts of our being.

Our Soul

This area is actually made of three major components:

  1. Our Mind
  2. Our Will
  3. Our Emotions

Our soul is our personality –  our essence.  With our soul we think, reason, consider, remember, and wonder. We experience emotions like happiness, love, sorrow, anger, relief, and compassion.  And we’re able to resolve, choose, and make decisions.  Here is where information is received from our physical senses and also from our spirit.   In this “mixing area” we decide what our actions, attitudes and choices will be.  Our will is where our power of choice lies.  Our mind, will and emotions are connected to our body through our endocrine, nervous and immune systems.  “The mind and body communicate constantly.  What the mind thinks, perceives, and experiences is sent from our brain to the rest of our body.”  Herbert Benson, M.D. The Benson-Henson Institute for Mind Body Medicine.  This inter-connection is why we need to pursue wellness in each area; in our body, in our mind and spirit.

Our Spirit

Our spirit is the part of us that connects with God and will live eternally.  It is where we worship, know and serve God. No other creature has this third part.  Our spirit gives us intuition regarding right and wrong, otherwise know as our “conscience”.  Our meaning and purpose comes from our spirit, along with the ability to love God, each other and ourselves.   Our spirit is where our wisdom lies, and provides the spiritual input  to our mind to make decisions and choices.

Our spiritual health impacts our emotional health which impacts our physical health.  They are all connected to make us what we are.  Just as we feed our bodies nutritious food to be physically healthy, we need to feed our minds with truth, wisdom and healthy thoughts.    Our day to day thinking will have an impact on our emotions and feelings which in turn affects our behavior.  (Remember the saying “Garbage In . . . Garbage Out!”)  We need to care for our heart; not only our physical heart but our spiritual heart as well.   

As human beings we will live eternally as a spirit, we have a soul, and we live in a body.  How awesome is that?!!

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