Body and Soul
WHAT IF YOU WERE TOLD THAT you weren’t really your body or the person you identify with as being you… That your body is only a vehicle that enables you to experience and learn from a life as a physical being. That the person you think you are is only the temporary driver of your all-terrain vehicle.
With the body’s five senses and its many mixed emotions, it enables you to fully interact with ‘Your personal World’. Just because you are not your body doesn’t mean you should neglect it though. For if you want to survive you will need to look after it, to nourish it, to treat it with tender loving care otherwise it will not last for the duration.
Your parents took care of such things when your body was new but now your body has grown and you’ve become independent, the responsibility for its ongoing health, safety and well-being rests more and more on your shoulders. If you don’t look after it… Well???
By referring to your body as ‘IT’ you distance yourself from it. You do not identify with it. Instead you look upon it as being separate from You. It is angry, it is sad, it is sick, it is happy etc. As an impartial observer, you remain calm and at ease while watching your body react to life’s many dramas.
What do you think would happen if you did not identify with your body? What if you understood that it was just a temporary, mobile vehicle for you to use while you are here? Would you still take life so seriously? Would you still be so fearful?
Or would you be less negative and more positive, less anxious, calmer and trusting towards life and your fellow human beings? Do you think that if all mankind realized the true purpose of the human body it would mean a lessening, if not the end of ignorance, arrogance, intolerance, anger and hate?
If you are not your body, then who are you? You are an inquisitive, loving Soul temporarily cloaked in an egocentric cocoon you presently identify with as being you. You/your Soul needs that cocoon to allow it/you to experience all the wonderful contrasting opposites that this finite physical universe has to offer…
Dan’s Quote: “Awaken your inner knowing. See yourself as a soul with a body,
_______________________rather than a body with a soul.”
Header: The Glass House Mountains ‘Sunshine Coast’ Queensland, Australia.