The Role of Emotions in the Body
At some point in all of our lives, we will all experience the disconnection between the body (or heart) and mind. Unless you are a Zen Buddhist Monk, we are going to become unglued, unplugged, outraged or deeply saddened as a result of a situation in our lives. (I think this would happen even to the Monks). In part there is not a way to prepare for traumatic situations. What makes a situation traumatic is it is often unexpected and sudden. Often we do not possess the tools to know how to deal with extreme emotions, especially if it is the first time dealing with something that really shakes your core.
Our coping mechanisms are becoming more obscure in a society that interacts through text and emails. Basic communication skills are lacking in our social arena. The result creates more intense and extreme emotional reactions without any inward soul searching. The lack of comprehension in the area emotional wellness, creates pain and dysfunction not only in our personal lives, but in our bodies.
Connecting the Heart and Mind