SX The mind and the body are two different things

An ice-cream may give a physical sensation, but it will not solve any problem in the mind. The mind must be dealt with by the mind. This, however, does not necessarily result in a physical sensation, because the mind and the body are two very different systems. But it will result in a relaxed mind, and such a mind has no need to project problems from the mind onto the body so that it is free to take care of itself without being interrupted by mental ideas like unconditional love and whatnot. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1: For years there has been a very unhealthy idea about uniting body, mind and soul – or that the mind should be the master of the body. This idea has done much harm to the body, as it is a physical unit built to deal with physical matters and not mental matters.

A self-regulating system
The body is an expert in dealing with physical problems, but things in the mind, perceived as problems and then hid in the body, blocks its natural flow of healing itself. It has no way to heal the resulting so-called psychosomatic problems.

The problems of the mind can only be healed where they are, namely in the mind, so they need to be withdrawn from the body and brought back to the mind. This is not a mental process or steps of actively doing something. It is to see – without trying to explain or correct it in any way – that what you do not like is in your mind. It takes less than a second to reestablish the flow of energy in the body, that in return sends a wholly breath* throughout the body.

It is the same story about projecting problems in your mind onto other people or the world. By doing so the world will seem fucked up, even though the mess is in your mind. The world is neither wrong or right. Even if it would be corrected according to your ideas of a better world, you would still not be content, because the problem has not been healed where it is, namely in your mind!

The body works best without the interference of the mind. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2: Feelings, that seems too hard to deal with, are often projected onto obscure parts of the body so that they seem out-of-the-way. But years later these feelings may appear as physical symptoms. Maybe the stomach or the back has tightened up or become loose due to what has been hidden there. Such problems doctors have a hard time to diagnose, and even if they succeed in removing the symptoms, the cause of the problem remains unsolved and so new symptoms appear elsewhere in the body.

If a body is intolerant to gluten, you do not help it by projecting love or other mental concepts upon it, but eat gluten.

The body is built to heal different kinds of physical illnesses, but not psychological problems projected onto it. They have to be dealt with where they are made, namely in the mind. All that is needed for healing a psychological problem is to expose it in the mind instead of denying it by projecting it onto the body.

The mind is not part of the body – just like a bikini is not part of the body wearing it. They are two separate things. At times the bikini seems to follow the body. Yet there are no connection and it has no sense of the fragile reality of the body.

Well, one more thing is needed, namely, that you do not do this in the attempt to get physical relief or experience some physical sensation. If that is what you wish for, you should go to a fitness centre or attend to your body in other physical ways. The healing of a problem in the mind may result in a relaxed body, but that is not due to a connection between it and the mind, but due to the relive it is for the body when mental problems are not projected onto it.

To expose a problem in the mind is not to understand the cause or pattern of it or to understand anything at all, but to be it in the mind.

In other words, when you have a problem in the mind, forget all about the body, and attend to the problem in the mind, where you will also experience the resolution. Experience may not be the right word, because exposing the problem in the mind, it is included where it was excluded, and as it is only what is excluded that is remembered, you will not remember it, and so there is nothing to experience.

While appearing to be in a body enjoy the physical sensations from food, sex or other pleasurable things, but do not count on those bodily experiences for your wellbeing, as that will be all too exhausting for the body.

Wellbeing comes from a mind, that is not exclusive but inclusive.** because the more you include completely unedited the more the contrasts dissolve, so that apparent differences – for example good and bad – make no difference. Consequently, the mind has no need of getting rid of ´bad´ things by storing them in the body.


*) Read about wholly breath in the article To accept is to not be someone definitive, which is to not exclude but include everything, and in hack #4, Being in a state of not-knowing, where it is called the empty breath.

**) Hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is a perfect moment and hack #3.5 Inclusiveness is pure bliss is especially about inclusion versus exclusion.


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Comments

  1. Alex….
    Do I have to repeat it?
    I like your posts …. and you :)

    And again, I wrote a similar text in Dutch….

    John (Jay) :)

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