I think the language is one factor that has prevented us from being able even to conceptualize mind/body processes.
Just the fact that we use one kind of intangible language to describe the mind and another kind of material language to describe the body–languages that don’t even have a way of connecting–prevents us from seeing that these two kinds of phenomena are actually two manifestations of the same process, neither one more important than the other, and neither causing the other.
If we can figure out ways to talk that allow us to think about the mind and body as one and the same, we’d be better off.
Have a pleasant day ahead!!