Your body is a learning device. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to how your body feels. You don’t need to travel to some far away country, or to plunge into a new relationship or career, or to find a new spiritual guru or religion to transform your life. Your body, itself, is your greatest teacher and available to you now.
Your body is speaking to you now. How do you feel. Is there tension or anxiety? This comes only from fear—which comes from belief in past and future. Tension and anxiety come directly from the belief that you are your body. Let go of this thought system, align with spirit, and feel the tension, anxiety, and discomfort release.
To take good care of your body is to take good care of your greatest teacher. If you abuse the body, are severely out of shape, or somehow trying to numb the way you feel, then you are going through life at a severe disadvantage.
Abuse of the body is done by the ego. In the egoic state, you look to overeating, to substances, or even escapes like playing video games all night—because you are trying to escape your tortured thoughts. When you awaken, you no longer need to escape those thoughts. You can observe them, laugh at them, and even shut them down for a while. A person who is conscious does not allow thoughts to turn into feelings.
In the awakened state, the body is pure. Now you join complete knowledge. Your body feeds you feelings of inspiration, passion, excitement. You are bursting with positive energy deep inside and you channel this into loving others and creating. Your body is, indeed, your greatest teacher. Respect it and use its wisdom. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.