#000000;">which one is most important? which one should we give the most attention to?
#000000;">my first thought is spirit…. spirituality…by having a firm foundation in spirituality, I am paying attention to mind and body. right? should be… my spirituality tells me that life is a gift, an honor… something to be treasured…. and my mind is able to reason that… my body is the vessel that carries the spirit….
#000000;">from here I transition to mind…. is it equally as important as spirituality? without a sound mind, would I be able to be cognizant of spirituality? maybe, or maybe not… somehow I think that the spirit has total wisdom and knowledge… now whether we allow our mind to step aside a bit and become that spirituality is another story…
#000000;">the body… since this is the priceless and irreplaceable vessel that carries the spirit (and the mind) we should treat our bodies as such..but most don’t… I don’t….shame on me… I know…. without a healthy body how can we possibly pay attention to the mind..the important stuff… and without paying attention to the mind, we are not paying attention to spirituality…
#000000;">so which one is more important? I’m not sure….
#000000;">for me, I have always paid a great deal of attention to my mind… I have always valued the abilities of what my mind could do… how easily I learned… I spent lots of time hanging around in my brain… for as long as I can remember… I have cherished my mind…
#000000;">my body not so much… I have taken it for granted…abused it… fed it without moving it… and now the beast is living within…. I know it’s never too late to take care of the body but now that I recognize the value of it, I don’t have the energy or coordination to do much… I am doing what I can… starting up on some yoga… trying to eat a bit better…
#000000;">and my mind… it’s suffering too… and the decline in my brain agility is the worst thing about the beast… it’s the one thing that is being taken from me (on some levels) that I truly grieve….
#000000;">and spirituality… although I’ve been a spiritual person in my life, I am more now than I have been in the past….funny how bad things help us find that spiritual wisdom…learning that it was there the whole time….
#000000;">so which is more important? I still can’t answer that question… I think all three – spirit, mind, body – are separate while being one….