Can living rambling make me sick?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile.

When we do not intend to focus on one particular topic in our minds, we wander, without realising it, into thinking aimlessly unless, of course, we are experiencing an acute pain in some part of our bodies.

In such a case, it is difficult for us to focus our minds on anything other than the pain or severe physical malaise.

We are also distracted from our thoughts or focus if we sense some kind of profound emotion or feeling as the result of some real life experience we are going through.

When we are experiencing something like that it is probable that, after a period of experiencing it, we will go through a permanent mental revision of what happens, has happened or we imagine will happen.

We blame ourselves or others, we judge participants for it, we plan our next steps; we fear its repetition or its consequences and also many other ideas that occur to us while we are thinking. We easily lapse into a series of wandering thoughts and from there to compulsive thinking if time continues passing while we are in this condition. There is a lot of evidence that this attitude to real life is the source of many illnesses. Many very wise and earnest people assert that behind many physical illnesses there is a psychological problem. It is rare that our physical illnesses cannot be explained through some kind of mental imbalance.

Nothing remarkable for most of us because it is not that noticeable, but important for those people who are more interested in ill health, than in the outward signs of illnesses.