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the body really is the temple

Many of us grew up with the scriptural teaching "remember that your body is the temple of God", though translating that teaching into actual practice has never taken any real hold in the Christian world. The implications are staggering, if you really dwell on it as a teaching, and not just an old adage to prevent people from having sex before marriage.

This year I am engaged in a course with Robert Sardello, learning, at this advanced age, to truly open to the astounding significance of the need to include body experience as equally significant with mind dominance, which has been the story of my life. I am finding it more difficult than I believed possible...and yet - isn't that what it means to learn something new?

The following quote from Sardello's book called Freeing the Soul From Fear (p. 66) reinforces for me why I need to continue this learning and practice, perhaps for the rest of my life:

If the body becaomes dulled, the soul has limited means

of engaging the world. How do you tell?

...degrees of rigidity in our attitudes...

intolerant? dogmatic? inflexible ideas?

prone to fanaticism? oppose necessary change?

find it necessary to conform to outer authority?

I find traces of all these in myself, some more than others, and even the worst ones at different times, depending on what is going on in my life. This passage alone is enough to give me incentive to continue my work with Sardello, and even - especially - when the course ends!

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24.04 | 21:27

Hi Brenda,
I did some writing this last week.
Here is it. :)

12.02 | 08:41

Hi Laurie, You will find The Choice on amazon.ca//

18.10 | 18:29

Thanks, Mike...so glad you found it here. I think it's remarkable. Holly's grandmother is one of my long and close friends; it was she who sent it.

18.10 | 17:38

Thanks for posting this. I heard it read from Abbey Theatre in their "Dear Ireland" and was hoping that I would find it on the web. I thought it stole the show.

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