Every human is made up of their own trinity. Like our God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the human is a body, mind, and soul. In order to function optimally we must take care of each area.
Our flesh is only one aspect of ourselves. Some people take care of their outer shell but neglect their inner self. People go the gym ritualistically, obsess over their diet, spend hours grooming, shopping and decorating themselves but they don’t do any inner work. Modernity has brought about a time where people snap countless “selfies” and showcase their outer shell but we never know what is going on inside. I have always been far more interested in a person’s inner depth. Playing with our physical appearance is fun but we must, at some point, move pass the surface.
Our brain is our control center. The health and function of our mind will dictate our behaviors. The mind is very mystical and tricky. Our mind can create imaginary situations. This is why we must go to God. Without holy protection we fall victim to our mind. But in the same way, our mind can be of great help to us. Like acquiring knowledge and adjusting and regulating positive behaviors. Our mind can help us overcome once we train it to do so.
The soul is immortal. At death the body and mind pass away but the soul will live on. Our Bible tells us of an afterlife that will include either heaven or hell. It will be our soul that experiences these states. During life we are able to feel a touch of the mystical soul. Every human can sense a feeling of otherness. This is the soul that they are sensing. We know that we have this invisible thing inside of us. It is important that we seek God during our lives. It is God who knows about the soul. God is the only being who can truly educate us about our souls.
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Thessalonians 5:23, New American Version). This verse shows the human as a triune being. All three parts are present. I believe they used the word ‘soul’ to mean the mind so that they are saying the “spirit, mind, and body”. Counselors can approach clients with this mindset. We can think of people in terms of their layers. This will help understand why some people are stuck in a situation or trapped in an addiction. When one area is damaged, the other areas will malfunction.