From a scientific perspective, our body and mind are not truly separate, although we often perceive them as such due to conditioning. There are times when being present in our physical bodies can be challenging, leading us to disconnect from our minds and numb ourselves to physical sensations or the experience of simply existing within a physical form equipped with senses. Our diet can also contribute to this sense of disconnection, as certain foods can encourage the mind to drift away from the body, similar to dissociation that occurs during physical trauma or anxiety.
To address this, it is essential to have faith in the process before fully understanding it and to experience how the solutions work on our body's chemistry. Long, deep breathing exercises play a crucial role in reducing the body's stress and signaling to the brain that there is no danger present. Additionally, working on our emotional well-being and organizing our philosophies can help us be more grounded in our bodies, preventing excessive adrenaline release and the subsequent anxiety and mental pressure that can lead to a disconnect between the body and mind.
As incredibly intelligent beings, our body and mind are intricately connected. What we do to our body reflects in our mind, and vice versa. The mechanisms behind this connection are subtle and challenging to pinpoint or describe, as consciousness lies at the intersection of the body and mind. Consciousness, distinct from the mind, acts as the observer of thoughts and helps process the data. It is the lower self that reacts in unskillful ways to stimuli, while the higher self responds skillfully to life's challenges and stress.
For now, most of us experience a separation between our higher and lower selves until we awaken the mind and merge both aspects into one. By breathing deeply to relax both the body and mind, we can access a higher state of relaxation where solutions to problems emerge. Fear and other challenges surrender when we flood our minds with fresh oxygen through intentional breathwork.
Deep breathing exercises can be incorporated into various activities such as standing, walking, running, carrying groceries, or even driving while focusing on the road. By declaring our intention to focus on deep breathing exercises and calming the overactive and obsessive mind, we can bring relaxation and peace into our daily lives.
However, deep breathing alone is not a cure; it serves as a medicinal practice. To address the root of our thoughts and feelings, it is important to engage in dialogue, writing, improve our diet, and explore uplifting philosophies through reading or other mediums. Without incorporating deep breathing exercises throughout the day, we may find ourselves running out of time before truly experiencing the transformative benefits.
Ultimately, embracing the mantra "Life is good. I am happy" and integrating these practices into our lives can help us foster a deeper connection with ourselves, reduce fear, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being and reunion between the body, mind, and the rest of the universe. It is through this reunion that we can find harmony and experience the true essence of existence.