Health is a State of Peace

“Health is a state of peace found when the body, mind, and spirit resonate in perfect harmony. You deserve to feel that peace.”

© Brett Elliott

Sounds like a bit of a mystical principle, but really it comes down to the first thing you learn in the study of human anatomy and physiology.

It’s called Homeostasis.

I really want you to understand this principle because it is really what ultimate health is all about and that is, finding peace. 

So what is Homeostasis?

The Encyclopedia Britannica explains it like this.

Homeostasis. 
Any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. If homeostasis is successful, life continues; if unsuccessful, disaster or death ensues. The stability attained is actually a dynamic equilibrium, in which continuous change occurs yet relatively uniform conditions prevail.

Any system in dynamic equilibrium tends to reach a steady state, a balance that resists outside forces of change. When such a system is disturbed, built-in regulatory devices respond to the departures to establish a new balance; such a process is one of feedback control. All processes of integration and coordination of function, whether mediated by electrical circuits or by nervous and hormonal systems, are examples of homeostatic regulation. (1)
 

Salt Balance
A classic example of Homeostasis is salt balance. If you consume too much salt your body will attempt to dilute the salt in order to maintain steady electrolyte balance. It will do this by retaining water. If you continue to drink salt water your kidneys will try and get rid of the salt. The human kidneys can only make urine that is less salty than salt water. Therefore, to get rid of all the excess salt taken in by drinking seawater, you have to urinate more water than you drank. Eventually, you die of dehydration even as you become more and more thirsty. 

This is what your body does with everything it takes on, including emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and food. 

We have all heard the old proverb “as man thinketh in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7 

This brings us to another will known medical phenomenon called a Psychosomatic disorder

Psychosomatic disorder
A Psychosomatic disorder, also called Psychophysiologic Disorder, is a condition in which psychological stresses adversely affect physiological (somatic) functioning to the point of distress. (2) Research by psychiatrist Franz Alexander and his colleagues at the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis in the 1950s and 1960s suggested that specific personality traits and specific conflicts may create particular psychosomatic illnesses, but it is generally believed that the form a disorder takes, is due to individual vulnerabilities.

Emotional stress is assumed to aggravate existing illnesses and there is some evidence that it may precipitate illnesses not usually considered to be psychosomatic (e.g., cancer, diabetes) in individuals predisposed to them.

Lastly, let’s remember the most basic of all laws of physics.

The Law of Conservation of Energy
In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant—it is said to be conserved over time. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another. (3) 

Spirit=Mind=Body

These parts of ourselves must share the energy between them.

I know this is getting a little heavy but I’m getting to the point shortly.

Let’s summarize

  • Your body will always try to balance itself (homeostasis) to bring you back to a healthy state; and 
  • Your mind and emotional state affect the functions of your body.

What does this actually mean?

In a nutshell… 

Your body will try and balance the energy of your mind and your body, not to mention the most powerful part of yourself, your spirit. 

The most fascinating point I want to make is this, your body and mind will try and balance themselves but are they aligned with your spirit?

If our thoughts are mostly of this world, temporary and wrapped up in the physical then it is likely we are not considering our spirit and it’s eternal plan. Constantly looking for temporary satisfaction, gratification on a mental, emotional and physical level will put us out of balance with our eternal spirit, the most powerful part of ourselves. 

So my third healing secret once again is this

“Health is a state of peace found when the body, mind, and spirit resonate in perfect harmony. You deserve to feel that peace.”

Remember the great spirit, your spirit, and your body need to find balance, 

We will go into greater detail about achieving this next time    

Many Blessings

Brett Elliott  ©

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References:

(1) Homeostasis. Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/homeostasis  

(2) Psychosomatic disorder. Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/psychosomatic-disorder

(3) Conservation of energy. Wikpedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy

 

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