What emerged today

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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10.12 | 08:27

I have browsed your comments on these books at various times and came back again now to be inspired to round out my selection for my 'winter reading'.

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02.12 | 19:23

Yes indeed...will show you tomorrow.

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02.12 | 19:20

I like these very much. The spirals amid stars and land especially feel like pure whimsy and joy. Black paper and gel pens, you say?.....

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10.09 | 21:59

Hearing you! MB

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