In Part 1 of this series, we looked at how we tend to push our bodies through, in order to get what we want. We started to see that this has ramifications – which when we are ready we realise are not actually worth it.
As a great example that we all can relate to, if the body is tired, then is it really worth pushing it? We come to the point when we realise very clearly that it is not. This means that we may want the entertainment or the stimulation of food, an exciting experience or whatever may be on offer, but we may decide, in the end, that if we are tired, then it is actually more important to us to honour the fact that we need to rest.
If we push it, we will end up feeling more exhausted – like a rat caught on a spinning wheel that it forever runs around and around and around.
In contrast – if we rest, will we not wake up feeling refreshed and ready for whatever happens the next day?
This is a foreign concept to us all, to start with, as we are so used to overriding what the body tells us. In fact, we treat the body as a very low-class citizen within the world we like to think we rule. We push the body, we ignore its signals, and we use it to gain what we want. But in the end, the body will bring us to a halt, and it does this because it is an object of truth. Continue reading “Your body – Part 2”