The Body and the Mind

Working as a psychologist in pain management, on several occasions I have been asked whether I think a person’s pain is ‘in their mind’. When we think about it, this is an odd question. The possibility that pain could be ‘in the mind’ implies that it may be imaginary, deliberate or a sign of mental weakness. None of these scenarios are either helpful or realistic. However, they can easily stem from the way we have learned to think about the functioning of the human body.

For the past 400 years we have been massively influenced by a theory introduced by Descartes which stated that the body and mind were separate entities. It is fascinating to reflect that we still work to this theory, both in medical and everyday settings, despite it not fitting with our everyday experience or with current scientific understanding.

When we pay attention, it is quite easy to notice how the body can affect the mind and vice versa. Just think of the last movie you watched. Depending on what happened, you likely experienced feelings of excitement, tension or tenderness not only in your mind but also reflected by the body. You may have noticed physical tension during excitement or suspense, feelings of arousal during love scenes and feelings of heaviness or a lump in the throat in response to sad scenes. In fact, though it can be easier to spot at some times than others, the body is constantly reflecting the state of our mind, and the mind is constantly reflecting the state of our body.

When we practice the body scan, which is a core mindfulness practice, we allow ourselves the opportunity to simply tune in to the body and make contact with what we notice there. For some of us this may be a new experience, as we have been used to focusing so much on thinking and planning that we have paid little attention to signals from the body. As we continue to practice, this renewed connection with our body becomes a rich resource. We may spot signs of tension in the body and be empowered to take the action required to look after our needs. We may become more aware of a valuable ‘gut feeling’ about certain situations that helps us to make good decisions. We can also more readily draw our attention back into the body at times of difficulty in a way that helps us to ground and steady ourselves.

Importantly, because we are working with direct experience, rather than our learned expectations of how things should work, we will learn that far from being two separate entities, the body and mind are two aspects of the same thing – our human experience. This understanding opens up the possibility that we can benefit from treating our physical symptoms holistically, not because they are ‘in the mind’ but simply because they are located within our whole experience. The mind and body are not separate.

Why You Must Be Realistic And Humble

Many of our reactions are based on behavior patterns automatically followed by our cognitive mechanism without conscious awareness. Even when we think we make many mistakes because our conscience is deficient and one-sided, and we are ignorant.

On the other hand, our huge anti-conscience keeps invading our conscience with its absurd thoughts, and the world is ruled by those who are controlled by their anti-conscience.

This means that there are many dangers threatening your conscience at the same time.

God produces your dreams to help you understand how to develop your conscience and become more intelligent and sensitive because you need His guidance in the chaotic situation you are. You depend on His superior guidance in order to avoid having a tragic destiny and prevent a serious mental illness.

You are not merely an animal. You must care about your spiritual evolution. You have to stop being a demon and become a saint. This is a difficult process of transformation. It depends on your obedience to God’s guidance in all moments of life.

Your dreams protect your conscience and help you eliminate your satanic anti-conscience through consciousness. This way you can avoid having a tragic destiny and become a mentally healthy human being.

Now that the satanic characteristics of the anti-conscience were discovered you know how to judge the human behavior. You are not naïve.

Now you can understand why you have to attain sanctity in order to become a mentally healthy human being.

Now you can understand why you must stop following the behavior patterns of your satanic anti-conscience by precisely obeying God’s guidance in your dreams.

However, your ignorant and deficient conscience doesn’t like to be obedient. Your conscience believes that it can understand that is best for you.

This is a tragic mistake that you must avoid. Now you know that there is a demon in your brain.

The demon doesn’t let your conscience think without its interventions. You must eliminate the demon in order to get rid of all the problems it generates, and only God knows how to help you achieve this goal.

So, you have to be realistic and humble. Your conscience cannot understand many things and it is exposed to the absurdity of your wild conscience.

You have to be wise and obey God’s guidance because you can understand His wisdom. There is also a tiny human being in your brain.

Your ancestors were proud of their intelligence, but you must be ashamed of your evil nature.

Instead of admiring the achievements of the human race you must concentrate your attention on the horrors of the cruel world. You have to stop being materialistic and vain, and analyze your reality from a different perspective.

Human beings are violent and immoral primates. Our intelligence is rudimentary.

This is a tragedy. We are more than far from perfection.

You must understand your position, but you also have to understand that you can become a really wise human being if you will attain sanctity by obeying God’s guidance in your dreams. Now you know how much you depend on His guidance in order to stop having mental health problems and many other problems in your life.

Your ancestors ignored the depth of the human absurdity. You have the privilege to know that all human beings are mentally ill from birth because everyone inherits an anti-conscience, and everyone’s conscience is underdeveloped.

So, you can protect your conscience and follow the positive destiny that God prepared for you by obeying His guidance in your dreams and by respecting your religion.

Your religion helps you understand the importance of your spiritual reality. Your dreams give you scientific explanations for religious mysteries, besides working like psychotherapy for your conscience.

Analyzing The Absurd Human Behavior

I believe that there is no doubt that most of us want to be human and help humanity live better. However, this desire is not enough to transform our personalities and change the world.

We believe that first of all we must guarantee our survival, protect our interests, defend our ego, and realize our ambitions. We don’t understand that if we care only about our own lives and our material reality and we do nothing to save the poor, we are wasting our time.

We are alive in order to become more sensitive to other people’s pain and help those who are suffering more than us.

Everyone has problems and everyone is suffering in a way or another, but the poor have more than too many unbearable problems. We have to stop being selfish and we have to care about their destiny.

The fact that so many people simply disregard their existence and care only about the part of the population that has money is more than absurd and ridiculous.

How can miserable people survive and have a decent life?

Do they deserve to die because they are poor?

We are simply killing the poor, without giving them any chance to abandon their misery. This is a disgusting crime, but we are indifferent to what is happening in the world. We care only about us and our family.

However, we believe that we are good besides being so selfish because (we believe that) we don’t do anything against anyone.

Don’t you think that we have the behavior of disgusting demons?

Don’t you think that our attempts to eliminate the problems generated by terror, violence, and immorality without eliminating poverty reflect huge absurdity?

How can we ignore the main reason for the existence of terrorism?

Even those who are not living in misery are suffering. Most people don’t make enough money and cannot buy everything they need.

If someone doesn’t have money this person is constantly looking for money in order to survive and buy what he or she wants. Everything he does is done with the intention to make money.

This is how most people are living in the world. Everything they do is always done with the intention to make money.

Therefore, we are conditioned to believe that money is more important than anything else, whereas we are indifferent to the fact that most people live in poverty and terror and cannot survive in the cruel world.

Our attitude is more than absurd, but we believe that we can do nothing to save the poor.

Nothing?…

When we want to achieve a certain goal in order to please our ego we can go to the moon. We can build a skyscraper. We can create an artificial oasis in the desert.

However, when we have to help the poor, we don’t have any time left. We cannot give them even a cent. We have too many expenses. We work too many hours. We are too tired.

Only our children deserve all our attention and all the money we have.

What do you think about our mindset?

Do you believe that money is more important than anything else now that you know that there is a demon in your brain?

Do you believe that you deserve a pleasant life?

In order to find sound mental health we have to put an end to poverty and hypocrisy. Otherwise, nobody will care about the importance of dignity, and without moral sense, we will keep being disgusting betrayers and cruel monsters who merely pretend to be human.

Nobody will find peace. Nobody will evolve.

We will never understand the importance of goodness. We will never find authentic happiness and we will never get rid of unbearable mental disorders.

If we want to become mentally healthy human beings, poverty must stop being part of our reality. Everyone must have basic conditions of life without being forced to accept the injustice of the world.