As long as man has been here on earth, he has always been looking for his most natural state of being. Also 'our journey' in this life is a quest to express our 'Natural State'.
In the meantime, we know that the most natural state of being 'not' is to be found in considering all the unpleasant things that one has experienced in life. To get to the most natural state, one "must" turn the switch and focus on what one wants to express.
The desire to express disharmony (grief, pain, suffering, etc.) will "never" be able to lead to "the most natural state of Being."
We have borrowed the following description from this (Dutch) site:
Mens sana in corpore sano
"A healthy mind in a healthy body", or in Latin "Mens sana in corpore sano", is a well-known motto. It represents the ideal of versatility. A person is only healthy if he is active both intellectually and sportingly.
Since this motto is usually quoted in Latin, almost everyone assumes that it comes directly from Antiquity. However, this is a misunderstanding. The phrase was first used in this sense in 1861 by the Englishman John Hulley, as the motto for his Liverpool Athletic Club. This motto matched the elite nineteenth-century vision of the sport that developed in England. In the English boarding schools, the rich boys received not only an intellectual but also a solid sports education, according to the ideal of versatility.
In ancient times, "Mens sana in corpore sano" was written only once by the poet Juvenalis. "Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano," he wrote, "A man must pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body." However, he was not talking about sports at all. John Hulley took the sentence out of context. In its new meaning, this phrase has been used by sports enthusiasts around the world since the end of the nineteenth century.
"A man must pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body." Desire for the Divine is a form of prayer, so a person must 'yearn' from his innermost interior for a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Desire is not enough, however, there must also be action. And that is something every person should do for themselves. You cannot ask someone else to pray for you for a healthy mind in a healthy body. There must be a deep desire to want to "express oneself in their most natural state of Being." This desire is the most natural desire there is.
One must have some idea of what it is to express this "state of being." One cannot express something that one does not know. That is why the right sources of inspiration are indispensable. They provide information that can be tested against the inner feeling about this. The right inspiration will always be 'uplifting'. For example, one cannot hold on to information that repeatedly refers back to the past. What happened in the past cannot be reversed. Letting go is the only "positive remedy." Everyone knows that intellectually!
Clinging to things that keep people where they shouldn't be, creates an unhealthy intellectual attitude. If one cannot make the effort intellectually to elevate oneself above these unhealthy conditions, one cannot become proficient in bringing one's own physical conditions to health. Thus one has to bring the body to health through the intellect. So that healthy thinking can find a healthy home.
It is in man's most natural state that he can discard all things, whether physical or in the mind, that can harm him. By continuing to skillfully express this "state of Being," he will eventually attain the "perfection" that is his "natural birthright."
Eddy and Rita