“Peace of mind and physical well-being are closely related. Some years ago, a scientist at Emory University told me that continuous anger, fear and suspicion tend to eat into our immune system. Besides, peace of mind and warm-heartedness bring us confidence.”
– Dalai Lama tweet May 21
Well said. Mind, emotions, and body are closely interrelated. Each affects the other. Physical well-being affects peace of mind as well.
Yet further, each has to be taken care of on its own level. Ideas of well-being have to be acted on. You can’t heal the body by thinking about it. Similarly, mind can’t heal emotions.
Becoming established in being brings a peace larger than we can muster from the mind alone. It washes us in peace and happiness.
Nonetheless, we still have to take care of the body and mind. Dwelling in an abstracted state doesn’t lead to a well-integrated life.
Events and purification will arise that disturb the calm of the mind, body, or emotions. But processing those experiences and coming back to the Self will restore our wholeness.
At first “coming back” can mean bringing the attention back to. But once fully established, it’s more like shifting focus. Self is ever present, but surface experiences may sometimes dominate the attention. Silence can be loud or quiet. 😉