Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Mind-Body Continuum

First of all, can a girl get some props for spelling continuum right on the first frikkin try?? I asked spell-check, and it agreed. I am a genius…..

Speaking of geniuses (how’s that for a segue?) Albert Einstein is credited with the idea of space-time continuum. In introductory terms it is basically the concept that recognizes the union of space and time. It’s also why we now measure distance in units of time (e.g. light years) Read up on it if you like, it gets really mathematical and sciency, but if you can tough it out, it makes for great conversation at cocktail parties.

I brought that up because I have recently been slapped in the face with my idea of the mind-body continuum. The body and the mind are like parallel wavelengths and if something is affecting one, it WILL reflect on the other as well.

We have all had really long stressful days that manifested themselves physically. The tension headaches, the tightness in the neck and shoulders. And anyone who has had pain or illness for any length of time will attest to the negative effects on their mental stability and wellbeing.
It’s there. It’s real.
And it sucks!! Physically, I have been feeling pretty shitty lately. And I think its making me crazy. Ask anyone who knows me in real life…..I don’t need any extra crazy. I got more than enough. As (lightheartedly) indicated in my last post, I am trying to be more conscious of my awareness. I only have one shot at this life and I don’t want to waste it by being wrapped up in negativity. But this meat suit that is harboring my spirit is hampering my intentions of releasing positive energy into the universe. It is so hard to think good when you are feeling bad.
It’s quite a conundrum.

I wonder what the Dalia Lama does when he catches a cold???