Get the Most from Yourself – Chapter 19

In previous issues of Computer Times, we printed a 26-month series from the book titled Get The MOST from Yourself, by Dr. Terry Kibiloski.  This is the 20th article of that series.

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Personal Harmony is Critical to Success – Part 2

The human system is similar to the personal computer system, with three major parts – the body (hardware), the mind (software), and the spirit, or soul, (user).

We are spirits having a human experience!

Image of Body, Mind, Spirit chart (copyright Dr. Terry Kibiloski, 1986)

To maintain the human system it’s important to understand:

  • Body specialists (doctors) help maintain our human body.
  • Mind specialists (psychologists) help maintain our human mind.
  • Spirit, or soul, specialists (priests, ministers, rabbis, etc.) teach us how to effectively use our body and mind. The ideal teacher is the Creator of our body and mind.

If you can understand the similarity between the computer system and the human system, you are on your way to getting the MOST from yourself. Let’s now look at some important principles.

  • As the computer operator uses the hardware and software to have a computing experience, our spirit uses the body and mind to have a human experience
  • Our overall health depends upon a harmonious relationship between our body, mind and spirit
  • Our human system seeks harmony and ease, not dis-ease
  • We are spirits having a human experience.

Last month, we showed you how personal harmony is critical to our success as human beings. Our success in life depends on a harmonious relationship between all three parts of our own human system, and the harmony (love) we share with other human beings. This month, we will continue that discussion.

Current research suggests that intelligence does not simply reside in the brain, rather it resides in every cell of the human body. Each cell has its own unique function and does not need to communicate with the brain to perform its function. For example, when you receive a cut on your toe, instantly there are infection fighting cells that come to the rescue to kill bacteria, clotting cells that stop the blood from leaving the body, repair cells that start the healing process, and a whole team of other cells that perform all the various functions needed to heal the cut on your toe. The brain does not have to direct each of these cells to have your toe heal. Each needed cell has its own built in intelligence to perform its unique function.

When there is not a crisis, like a cut on your toe, your cells know how to live in harmony with the cells around them. Your tongue cells know how to be harmonious tongue cells, and your toenail cells know how to be harmonious toenail cells. Unlike people who always want to be like someone else, your cells never want to be like another cell. They are content with their own nature. There is a lesson to be learned from these cells. Every person in this world has a unique function, or set of talents. If we would simply use our talents to the best of our ability, and stop trying to always be like someone else, we would be much more content in life.

The nature of cells, as described above, is the same in human beings as it is in animals. Another similarity between human beings and animals is the ability to learn reactions to specific events. Some species of animals can be taught, on a limited basis, to react to external stimuli. Sometimes it is involuntary, as in the case of dogs salivating to a particular bell or noise that is associated with mealtime. Other times it is voluntary, as in the case of a dog running to fetch and retrieve a ball. While the dog has been taught how to do this playful task, it may choose not to do it, for various reasons.

Humans can also be taught involuntary and voluntary reactions to stimuli. For example, a person can be hypnotized to react a certain way every time they hear a particular word, or they can be taught to play a game where they later choose to either play fair or cheat.

Where we differ dramatically from animals is in the tremendous capacity of our mind, and in the interaction of our spirit during this human experience. Our spirit, the real intelligence behind our human system, the real “YOU,” has the capacity to think and create, with a free will. This constitutes a power, and a responsibility, greater than any animal on earth. That is what separates us from all animals. That is also what makes, in many people’s opinion, the theory of animal/human evolution so impractical.

Our spirit has the power to destroy its own human form, via suicide or unhealthy thinking, and all other humans on this earth, via individual crimes or war. It also has the power to heal, via healthy thinking and living, and to choose peace instead of war. No other animal on this earth has such an awesome power. As the scripture of many religions tell us, the choice to heal or destroy, to choose peace or war, to choose harmony or disharmony is the choice between good and evil.

Regardless of your religious convictions, or your personal beliefs, the choice between good and evil has a direct impact on your health and happiness. For example, whether you are a devout believer who has been taught to hold your anger and treat people with kindness, or an atheist with no inclination toward this principle of the “golden rule,” if you get angry you will have a destructive effect on your own body.

Anger creates a disharmony in our human system that contributes to everything from ulcers to heart disease. When you understand that choosing evil over good will always have a destructive effect on your human experience, it is easy to see why devout believers view the “laws from God” as loving rather than restrictive, as following them gives you a much healthier and happier human experience. As in the case of society’s laws, “ignorance is no defense.” If you break the law, and choose evil, a destructive effect will befall you. It is really that simple. It goes back to the old saying, “you reap what you sow.”

As you can see, there needs to be a harmonious balance between our body, mind and spirit. They work as a team, and the human system is only as strong as its weakest link. Whether you are a top athlete, a mental genius, or a deeply spiritual person, it is important you do not neglect any of the three areas of your human system. A top athlete still needs to understand the sport and have the spirit to win. A mental genius still needs to have a healthy system to keep the brain working to peak efficiency and positive thoughts to maintain an overall state of health. A deeply spiritual person still needs to have a healthy body and a properly programmed mind to serve their God in the most optimum way.

The importance of a deep relationship with your Creator, whomever you believe that to be, cannot be overstressed. Studies have shown that people with a deep faith in God have a higher survival rate from serious illness, more easily overcome misfortune, have better relationships, and generally lead healthier and happier lives.

When you begin to understand the interaction of body, mind and spirit, many of the principles we’ve presented will make a lot of sense to you. Like anything else, though, reading about it is not enough. You must use this new knowledge. So, begin making a difference right now and smile at everyone you meet today, and tomorrow, and the next day. . .

So, what are you waiting for? Start smiling right now and you will truly begin to get the MOST from yourself.

Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.

Much more next month . . . Get the Most from Yourself – Chapter 20

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