Emotions are at the nexus between matter and mind

Emotions. What are they and why have they come about? In her book Molecules of Emotions, Candace Pert gives some very interesting explanations based on her cross-disciplinary research on peptides and their receptors.

Each of the neural, the hormonal, the gastrointestinal, and the immune systems is set up to communicate with one another, via peptides and their reciprocal receptors. Every second, a massive information exchange is occurring in your body. Imagine each of these messenger systems possessing a specific tone, humming a signature tune, rising and falling, waxing and waning, binding and unbinding, and if we could hear this body music with our ears, then the sum of these sounds would be the music that we call emotions.

We can no longer think of the emotions as having less validity than physical, material substances, but instead must see them as cellular signals that are involved in the process of translating information into physical reality, literally transforming mind into matter.

Emotions are at the nexus between matter and mind, going back and forth between the two and influencing both.

This is very interesting to hear and fits very well with what I experience myself. A questions is then how emotions relate to health, and how emotional health can be achieved. This will be my reflection theme of the day.

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