EARTH ENERGY, STOMACH, SPLEEN, LIPS, WORRY
When the sweet taste touches the tongue, the taste buds in the tongue convert it into the pranic energy called earth energy and send it throughout the body. The body parts which function using earth energy are stomach, spleen and the lips. The emotion associated with these is worry.
You may observe that the lips and the spleen are similar in shape. If there is a sore in the stomach then there will be a sore in the lips also. For all the sufferings in the stomach, there will be a symptom in the lip.
So, a disease in the lips cannot be cured by just applying a medicine on the lips. It can be cured only by rectifying the stomach.
There is a connection between worry and earth energy. Some people will not eat when they have a worry in their mind. They will say that they do not feel hungry. But those around them will force them to eat. When we are worried, the emotion called worry absorbs much of the earth energy from the body and since the glands related to the digestion do not secrete, we do not feel hungry.
If we eat food when we are worried, the stomach will struggle to digest it and the worries will increase. Therefore, when there is worry in the mind, please do not feed the body. Eat only when you feel hungry. When we have the feeling of hunger, at that time we will never have the emotion called worry. Hunger and worry are enemies.
All of us are always worried about the family, business, money, name, fame, etc. The reason for this is that we do not maintain our stomach properly. Those who keep their stomach healthy will never worry about any matter. Those who keep their kidney healthy will never get the emotion called fear. Those who keep their liver healthy will never get the emotion called anger. Saints, philosophers and sages never get anger, tension, fear, worry, etc. It is because they keep their body healthy.