No matter how much motivation one has, sometimes the body says enough is enough and shuts down. It’s not fun when that happens, but it’s a very effective first-line defense system of putting you back in touch with your own psyche (soul, mind or spirit). Often, there are multiple red flags and warning signs when the body is at “dis-ease”, stressed, and getting ready to go on strike. It might be a slight twinge, headache, or an overall feeling of no get up and go.
Should you negotiate with the physical needs of the body? I think not. The body really requires sufficient daily intake of water, food, and relaxation for it to continue functioning. And if the body actually does strike (depending on how severe) the mind immediately taps into its spirit asking, “Well if I’m dying, please Lord, I pray my soul you take”, “Forgive me for . . .,” “What is the lesson to be learned here Lord?”
What does this say about the psyche and the body? I think one answer is there’s an ongoing war and negotiation process going on between them, and when one is out of sorts, or throwing a tantrum, some of the other parts just shut down, as fast as a circuit breaker, to help save your remaining components from getting fried. One thing’s for sure, like newborns need milk,
The psyche and body require ongoing care and nourishment. If they’re not fed on time, in the right amounts on a daily basis they will go on strike until you comply.