The spirit is the masculine principle, the will and the personal vertical. The spirit makes the soul high, spiritualizes the mind and body. Spirit is often understood as will ("gathered with the spirit"), but the will only helps a person not to bend. but sends it up - the spirit.
The soul is a living, female part of the space of the inner life of man. What makes us (and our mind) is warm, and our body is breathing, alive. The soul gives the energy of life. These are inner feelings, desires, impulses ... Soul - the beginning of the maternal, the source of vitality and warmth, the personal horizontal.
Mind is intellectual content. A synonym for "head", a close "conscious". It remains in my head - I remember, I will remember. Improved mind - pure and full - Mind. Deprived of intelligence is a fool. The mind, which has passed into the body, gives skills, skill. A union of mind and soul is an intelligent soul. The right mind must be enriched by heartful solicitude, but the line of the heart must be supplemented by the line of the mind.
The body is the skills, the unconscious, the physiological basis of psychic life and intellectual quest. "Remained in the body" - developed skill or fixed as a persistent, long-term functional bodily change. For example, an anchor or a clamp.
Who determines whom? It seems that it largely depends on the level of personality development. The less developed a person is, the more genes determine the body, the body determines the soul, and the soul determines the mind. The more a person develops, the more the mind enlightens the soul, the soul becomes friendly with the body, the mind and soul build the body, and a new gene pool accumulates in the body. See also Structure of personality
Interaction of the soul, body, mind and spirit in human life
In everyday life, in most people, the spirit usually sleeps, the mind serves the soul impulses, and the soul is guided by their body. It seems that 90% of people live mostly with their own body. The body is their lord, the soul and the mind are their servants, we remember the spirit only when they are reminded, and then with fear.
Joan of Arc lived in the spirit. Sofya Kovalevskaya - with her mind. Educated girls live in the soul, completely ill-bred - quite body.
When an ordinary, average girl talks about her soul, she actually talks about her body. "I want a variety in life" - kind of like about her spiritual aspirations, in fact - about the habits of her body. Those who live with their sensations and feelings live by their souls, that is, the free life of the body, the higher life of the body. Congenital and acquired fears, natural biological instincts (sexual, reproduction) and reflexes (the reflex of novelty) is the lower life of the body, there is little or no soul there.
According to the concept of personality, the spirit should be at the head, leading the mind, soul and body. A strong person’s mind and soul are helpers of the spirit, and the body is the child they raise. Learn more?
I look at breakfast for yogurt: it seems delicious, my soul asks. I opened it, started to eat - I feel that I’m not going any more, I’m full, the body protests. The mind makes a decision: it’s enough, we’ll postpone the yogurt for lunch. Gathered with the spirit - rose from the table.