Hi Chilinout24/7--your profile caught my eye (pun intended). Didn't see the skull until I clicked on the pic at the exact moment the skull appeared. Your question of whether the mind can ever be happy with the body is something I have pondered myself. Have you read anything by Eckhart Tolle? He has some interesting perceptions to share. My personal belief is that the mind is able to transcend the body, but only if the individual is able to let go of the ego. Don't want to waste your time--so I'll stop there. I'm still setting up my page, so you'll not see much of interest yet.