Our body is out of order because you are not in it. You have a disconnect. You should know you have a mind-body disconnect when your daily grooming involves the intentional avoidance of the mirror. Less subtle cues include poor nutrition and premature signs of aging.
People disconnect from their bodies as a psychological defense when they do not feel physically safe. Chronic illness, physical or sexual abuse or even persistent body shaming can create a disconnect.
The mind-body disconnect ignores aspects of your physical needs. Ignoring physical needs may lower immunity to disease and illnesses that are not life-threatening.
Abandoning the body altogether can result in more severe consequences. The consequence can lead to life-threatening patters of addiction, intentional self-harm, or terminal illness.
Over time, toxins build up in the body systems, including the brain. When the body is fragile, the mind becomes fragile.
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