Discovering your highest potential requires a redefinition of mind, body, and spirit. Those three words and the relationship they have with each other hold vastly different meanings for different people. Just the word “spirit” alone can evoke a wide range of feelings and ideas depending on one’s religious background or spiritual beliefs. So that you know I am not promoting any particular creed or belief system, I think it's important that I define some of the terms I will be using in the next few posts:
Mind: The personal, inner environment of our thoughts and ideas. The mind has two primary modes, the conscious, or our self-aware thinking process; and the unconscious, the part of our mind that operates automatically when we are sleep, frightened, or distracted.
Body: The physical structure that allows us to explore and interpret the world around us. The body gives action to our desires and thoughts. It also gives us a sense of presence, a focus point for our existence.
Spirit: The holistic system encompassing both the internal realm of thoughts and ideas and external world of sights and sounds. I use the term spirit to include the mind and the body as well as the larger universe. It encompasses both the known and unknown causes and gives rise to the environment that we experience. For the purpose of this post, spirit includes our social networks as well as our relationship to the larger web of life.
The reason you are following to this right now is that you are looking for a way to improve your life. In order to improve your life you must also improve yourself. Embedded within the act of self-improvement you also improve the world. In a few days, I’ll be sharing some ideas that will transform the way you see the world and your place in it. Until then, I want you to think about what “self-improvement” means to you. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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