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
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!