Our spirituality and our physicality are the two components of which we are made. If we could strike the right balance between the concrete and the abstract parts of our being, we could definitely turn ourselves into better people. This eBook takes you through striking this all-important balance.
What is the right balance between our physicality and our spirituality? When do we say that it has been struck?
The Right Balance
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Man is a complex compound. He is made up of one part mind and one part matter. When the two parts are harmoniously joined, he sparkles like a diamond with the joy of life. But when the two parts conflict or are unbalanced, the result is a dismal lump of coal.
We tend to forget that we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings undergoing a physical experience. The spiritual being needs the human body to explore life to the fullest and to propagate life on earth. And the material body seeks the spirit to motivate it higher, beyond the baser instincts of animals.
A balance has to be struck between our physicality and our spirituality. There are many ways and aspects to this quest. In the following chapters, we will explore the techniques of Yoga, Qigong, Zen Buddhism and other forms of meditation to quell the mind and harmonies it with the body.
The search for three vital qualities that act as the cornerstones of our lives are also explored in The Three Pillars of Life. Spiritual nourishment is outlined in Feeding Your Soul and laughter, the best medicine is administered in yet another chapter.
Disturbing influences on the Phi-Psi balance are discussed and the role that money plays in our lives is also investigated. No discussion on body and spirit can be complete without evaluating healthy sexual relationships. Towards a Spiritual Sexuality ponders on Sex & the Spirit. And finally we close with a few reflections on the power of prayer.
Welcome to a journey of self exploration, where we travel at the interface of mind and matter!
Table Of Contents
The Right Balance
The Three Pillars of Life
What Disturbs the Balance
Laughing on the Tightrope
Money and the Soul
Toward a Spiritual Sexuality
The Power of Prayer
Oriental Methods of Achieving Balance
Achieving Balance through Yoga
Feeding Your Soul