Living in Harmony with Yourself: The Triple Trinity of Body, Mind, and Spirit

Written by Alice Steinbart


You are one entity with three aspects. Each has its needs. Each part of you has to honour, respect, and work in harmony withrepparttar other parts in order for all to reach their needs. Each part has basic needs, intermediate needs, and ultimate needs.

Body's Needs Basic food, water, clothing, shelter

Second level to be healthy, to feel well, to feel good, to feel pampered, to be touched

Ultimate goal to be immortal

Mind's Needs Basic control, safety, security

Second Level to be loved, to be connected, to feel part of

Ultimate Goal self-actualization

Spirit's Needs Basic to be known, recognized, accepted as existing

Second Level to heal, to become whole, to be at peace, to know itself, to find wisdom

Ultimate Goal heaven, nirvana, endingrepparttar 125511 cycle, coming home

We talk about living in peace and harmony with others, but very little is said about living in harmony with ourselves.

Most people emphasize one aspect overrepparttar 125512 others, usually mind. We talk of people so caught up in repparttar 125513 material world, in making money, acquiring things, paying offrepparttar 125514 mortgage, that they have lost their soul.

Some are primarily concerned about their body, either making it look good or making it healthy. Of them we say they are trying to live forever or be young forever.

Some are spiritually oriented torepparttar 125515 point where they denigrate their body, become ascetics, learn to overcome physical discomfort, and even self- flagellate. Or more commonly denigrate mind, attributing to it negatives such as selfish, fearful, shameful, controlling, guilt-ridden. They may attack body and mind as distractions, illusions. This is not harmony.

Harmony is each aspect recognizing, respecting, and taking care ofrepparttar 125516 others; honouring body, mind, and spirit. Harmony is body, mind, and spirit living and working together in intra- dependence.

Your body is not just a vessel for your mind and spirit. Thatís disrespectful. Your body has a life of its own, is beautiful, even a miracle, provides pleasure.

Polish cooking, Healthy seven components cocktail

Written by Lechu


Healthy seven components cocktail Todayís recipe is for a cocktail that requires seven components. I think it makes it magic. Number seven has been considered a holy (special) number. There are many cases of grouping people, cities, or things in groups of seven. The members ofrepparttar Polish Club are obviously proficient in their knowledge ofrepparttar 125510 Bible, and therefore each of us can quote numerous examples of sevens. For example Abraham presented Abimelech with 7 lambs. There are seven days inrepparttar 125511 week, sincerepparttar 125512 Lord createdrepparttar 125513 world for six days and rested onrepparttar 125514 seventh. Jericho was surrounded for seven days, and Samson was in relationship with Delilah for seven days, too.

When we deserve it, we will be blessed withrepparttar 125515 seven Gifts ofrepparttar 125516 Holy Spirit, namelyrepparttar 125517 wisdom, understandings, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear ofrepparttar 125518 Lord. We should also followrepparttar 125519 seven Corporal Works of Mercy - feedrepparttar 125520 hungry, give drink torepparttar 125521 thirsty, clotherepparttar 125522 naked, shelterrepparttar 125523 homeless, visitrepparttar 125524 sick, visitrepparttar 125525 imprisoned, and buryrepparttar 125526 dead. We can also commit seven Capital Sins - pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth.

Seven hills away, and seven forests away, far from Poland, Malgosia proposes this recipe for a cocktail:

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