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What is Peace and Why is it so Important?
Peace is a state of mind and heart that comes from just being, not doing, not striving. It can be described as “tending the garden, not toiling in the garden.” It is not affected by circumstances. It is deep. It is rooted in the security of knowing who you really are, why you are here, and then just being who God made you to be, knowing in your heart that your provision and protection come from God, not from our own striving and manipulating of our circumstances and fellow human beings. For our physical and mental functions of the body to operate normally, we cannot be in a constant state of discontentment, worry, anxiety, and stress.
Cells cannot function optimally in an environment of chronic stress.
Dr. Ben Edwards
Peace is a State of Mind... and Brain
The brain and nerves coming from the brain control all the cells of the body. This command and control system can operate in either sympathetic mode (fight or flight/stress) or parasympathetic mode (rest and digest/peace).
Long-term or repetitive fight-or-flight mode compromises three main systems in the body essential for health: the immune system, digestive system and hormone system.
Difference Between the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
Are you in Sympathetic or Parasympathetic mode?
Take this quiz and find out
Things You Can do To Harness Inner Peace
Throughout the day, your baseline nervous system function should be dominated by parasympathetic peace mode. But, occasional challenges via exercise, environmental “stressors” found in toxins and germs that turn on the sympathetic system for short bursts are actually beneficial and help keep your body primed and ready to “fight” when needed.
Stress management vs. resolution
“You can’t eat, exercise and hydrate yourself into health if you are in a constant state of fight or flight.”
Dr. Ben Edwards
Learn More About The Other Pillars
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You are one big bag of water. In fact, over 90% of the molecules in your body are H2O. Chronically dehydrated cells can’t function optimally.
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