Life is a spectrum. It is a flow of interconnected existence from inside out and outside in. There is a famous saying that how I look affects how I feel. When I was younger and fresh out of school I could never understand this and it even sounded silly to me. I was trained to be an intellectual equipped with science and practice of medicine. The only real values to me were higher intellectual values and they had nothing to do with the way one would look. This belief of mine was enforced by seeing the most influential minds of our history of mankind having the most possible simple lives and looks. To me there was a total disjoint between the higher brain functions and intellectual values with superficial materialistic issue of how one may look.
It took me many seasons in life with much more lessons to learn from university of real life to realize that there is much more into our spectrum of life than what I was thought at our conventional school. It was through many tragic life experiences and encountering tens of thousands of patients over the past 25 years that it finally started to make sense. It has always been there to see for the one who really looks.
Human’s history of life is filled with the expression of art in different forms and shapes. It has been through creating beauty, order and harmony that we have tried to connect to nature. Even more than that is our attempts to compensate for the imperfections through creating arts and beauty. By creating better looks of self and others we get closer to the perceived perfection and that makes us feel better. Once we feel better, it is like we are closer to our life source and feel stronger.
Now it makes sense. This is why cancer patients who have lost hair to chemotherapy wear beautiful wigs or scarfs and that gives them more strength to fight.
HOW I LOOK AFFECTS HOW I FEEL AND HOW I FEEL AFFECTS MY PERCEPTION OF EVERYTHING. MY BODY SENSATIONS AFFECTS MY FEELINGS AND MY FEELINGS AFFECTS MY THOUGHTS. MY THOUGHTS AFFECTS MY FEELINGS AND MY FEELINGS AFFECTS MY BODY SENSATIONS. IT IS A SPECTRUM OF LIFE, A CONTINUOUS BOND FROM INSIDE OUT AND OUTSIDE IN. AN INTERCONNECTED TEMPLE OF MIND AND BODY.
To understand it better, one has to look at the whole picture and take care of the whole person. Being focused on only the pieces would never give us the whole picture.