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Question of the morning



There is a lake of ink, both physical and digital, somewhere, filled by everything that has been written on mind, body and soul and their holistic union. 
Empirical observation seems to show that each of the three varies in size as life unfolds.
Question: is the sum of the parts kept the same by some inner mysterious workings or can it be influenced by a particular conscious action?
An old sarcastic reply to someone boasting of having given up a bad habit was “Remember that the sum of our vices stays the same”.
Does this apply to the sum of mind, body and soul?

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