Most of us use the term ‘brain’ to describe the grey squishy stuff inside our head, and ‘mind’ to use human consciousness made apparent to us through thought, imaginings, emotions, urges, etc. (I know that isn’t a great definition, because it doesn’t include the subconscious, but it’s sufficient to make the desired distinction here.)
Sadly, if you’re prone to depression, and your body’s health goes down, your mood may often follow.
This is what’s happened to me these last few days: I’ve had something like gastro, and my mood has plummeted.
However, in more positive news, I’ve been doing some great inner work. All those years of meditating and imagining are paying off. Yay! It’s not all easy, but I have a sense of things changing and shifting in my psyche. Some might theorize that’s what the gastro-like episodes have been about: my body symbolically rejecting the ‘bad’ in the same way that my mind is changing its habits. (I sort of doubt it, though; that all sounds like a bit of hippy BS to me.)
Anyway, now to focus on getting the body well so the brain can function optimally so the mind can be happy. “Simples”!
P.S. Why does “List of Star Trek races” keep coming up in the list of suggested tags for this post?! I’m not even a trekkie!