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Your Body as Mind or You as Mind?

Where are you putting your energy?  Take two minutes right now.  Close your eyes.  Breathe comfortably.  Don’t try to think or focus on anything.  Where did your mind go?  How long can you manage to not think about what your annoying coworker said to you yesterday? Or the C you got on that paper you thought you aced last week? The type of thoughts your mind was pulling to your attention is an indication of what emotions your body is addicted to. That’s right. Your body can become addicted to emotions. When you have certain thoughts or stressors in your life, chemicals are released into your body. If these thoughts or stressors happen on a consistent basis, your body can become addicted to these chemicals. And like any other kind of addiction, your body starts to crave the feelings and emotions that trigger the chemicals so it can get its fix.  Were your thoughts about anxious situations? Feelings of lack? Anger? Sadness? Whatever the theme was i