The spectrum of human suffering is classified as Distress, Disorder, and Disease, at NV Life. The diagnosis of every case begins with this classification and understanding the flow from patterns to tendencies to beliefs; thus, moving towards the root cause of suffering. Therefore, to access the cure, which is held trapped in the root cause, it is pertinent that we understand human suffering through the following lenses.
Distress and stress are two different stages of non-harmonious states. Stress is a feeling of tension or pressure or simply put, a burden. It can occur at any level of your being, i.e., physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.
Distress is a state where negative emotions continue to surface and the mind is incapable of containing them. These emotions are often found to be triggered by either the major events in your life or a series of events resulting in a state of hopelessness or loss about a specific aspect of your life. For instance, the failure of a relationship may surface as distress. The chain of emotions here is – hopelessness or disappointment which originates from the loss of faith which had otherwise been pinned onto the relationship. With this faith getting shattered, trust in self goes down to minimal levels.
Now, one would say that we are all distressed at one level or another. While, not all situations of distress lead to disorder, symptoms such as aging and fatigue at various levels begin to show up. And here begins the movement towards compromised well-being, from what had earlier been only a lack of peace or happiness.
Every one of us suffers from a mental disorder. However, not all of us are clinically in a state of disorder. The moment you are unable to contain or confine your distress, it starts to affect your mental body. This spillover of distress causes behavioral toxicity and leaves little control on actions as well. By now it can be said that you are developing tendencies of mental disorder. This is where you begin to find your mind controlling you. In order to mitigate the risk, you begin to confine yourself for whatever minimum you shall do to remain stable. You begin to cut off socially and begin to withdraw. You are now in disorder state. Largely speaking, the code of mental disorder lies in the events of childhood and adolescence which corrode faith and bring in deep hopelessness.
If you have a strong mind which keeps the distress suppressed, the potential for it to manifest as a disease grows manifolds; with distorted emotions interfering with the functioning of the body. And at the same time, saying that it is the repressed emotions surfacing as diseases is over-simplification of the concept. An explanation of manifestation of a disease, would need a detailed explanation of the deep science of the cure. In a nutshell, when we do not acknowledge and experience the pain for the loss felt in the emotional body, over a timeframe, which is unique to everyone, the foundation of disease gets laid.