Although there are only three doshas, an individual constitution is as unique as are our fingerprints. The proportion is different in each individual, and every one of us has a unique physical appearance, behaviour, tendencies and emotional reactions.
The ancient Greeks considered medicine as something mainly pertaining to the physical body, also recognized constitutional types. Hippocrates spoke of four kinds of body types. Modern medicine excluded constitutions from its vocabulary.
Johnston perfectly pacified my pitta. Through this story I only wanted to demonstrate what every one of us must have already experienced at least once in our life. Every person reacts differently to stress according to his type or constitution.
We try to segregate ourselves as somebody different from nature. But we are part of the whole. The drop meets the ocean and so we are part of the ocean, but the duality is always there. There is no exclusive path, for every person there is different one.
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