What is the force within that makes us who we are?...We need to first look at the Body, Mind and Spirit...
The Body is the physical part of a person. It is composed of many different cells that form the skin, bones, organs, nervous system, endocrine system etc., from the hair on your head to the nails on your toes.
The Mind is the faculty that enables consciousness, cognitive decision, perception, judgment and memory. It creates thought and awareness of ones self, and the world around us to experience life. It is housed within the brain, which is the muscle that drives it. The mind is very powerful in that it can change the nature of how we make decisions.
The Spirit is the force within a person that makes them who they are. It is their character. It is their emotions. It is their being, their true self.
What is the difference between the Mind and the Spirit?
The mind is what you perceive yourself to be.
The Spirit is what you truly are.
By practicing Sophrology you become aware of who you perceive yourself to be. You increase the conscious link between the mind and the body. By knowing who you truly are, you reduce the gap between perception and reality.