“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
This is exactly what we are trying to remind you of. A human is NOT just a body! It is a whole with its body, spirit and mind, and we can speak of life only if we can perceive this as a whole.
One of the basic concepts of life is mind and consciousness. We can describe the mind as a memory in which we store all experiences and informations, just like the hard disk of a computer, and consciousness as the ability to recognize our environment and ourselves by analyzing this information. With the help of developing technology, we now know that the mind and consciousness in our body is not just our brain. Every part of us that can perform vital activity on its own has a memory and consciousness. One of the most striking examples that we can observe this magnificent synergy of mind and body is meditation. When joy, sadness, success, happiness, love, fear and all other emotions are stimulated, a typical expression of body and mind accompanies them. Another important part of the soul concept is intrinsic motivation, or passion. Passion, one of the most studied elements in psychology, when stimulated, shows a typical expression of mind and body similar to that produced by emotions. In this expression, above-average physical performance, persistence, endurance, willingness, focus and ambition manifest itself. At IHN Holistic Health Center, we work together with our clients and patients to capture this holistic perspective.