.Awakening - Your Body
Found this beautiful Wallpaper Quote somewhere:
It reflects you worked hard for it.
No money can buy it.
You cannot inherit it.
You cannot steal it.
You cannot borrow it.
You cannot hold on to it without constant work.
It shows dedication.
It shows discipline.
It shows self respect.
It shows dignity.
It shows patience.
Work ethic. Passion.
That is why itís attractive to me.
I've always said that Good-Looking and Well-Maintained People are Attractive, because it shows their Self Love. It shows how "Motivated" they are in life. Well, not all good-looking people are attractive - in the sense - there may be a good-looking person who you won't feel like talking to for more than 5 minutes, because their attitude stinks like garbage. That story apart.
The previous articles explain that you are not the 'limited' body that you see everyday in the mirror, but you are the one who makes that body work. You are the controller of the body. You are the driver of your body, the processor of your computer. You are a powerful creator. Your brain does not think. You (the mind) are the one who thinks, decides, feels, and perceives.
However, if you have come into this physical body (despite you being non-physical energy), there are reasons for your being on this planet in the physical form. You cannot discard your body and start "forgetting it". Your body is an important and a precious instrument (or the medium that you use) to express, explore and experience.
Many-a-times, as people come to realize their inner being, they forget that the physical body also needs to be taken care of. It is now understood that "I am energy, not this body", however, this does not, in any way, imply that we should disregard or dishonor the body. We are not here to transcend the physical reality. We are here to embrace and enjoy it. As Wallace D. Wattles rightly says through his book "The Science of Getting Rich",
we live for the body, we live for the mind, we live for the soul.
No one of these is better or holier than the other; all are alike desirable,
and no one of the three - body, mind, or soul - can live full
if either of the others is cut short of full life and expression.
It is not right or noble to live only for the soul and deny mind or body;
and it is wrong to live for the intellect and deny body or soul.
Soul vs Body
The Soul is considered as the controller of the Body. It has also been scientifically proven that it is the energy of Thoughts that affects each cell in your Body. Today's great scientists like Bruce H. Lipton, and some others have started proving these theories.
However, even if the Soul controls or affects the Body, the Soul cannot nourish or sustain the body by itself. In order for the Body to survive, sustain, refresh, and replenish, nourishment in the form of food is mandatory. That's the way nature is. We can prove why plants need water, but we cannot question why plants need water. Same applies to the Body.
On the other hand, doing something only for the Body assuming that the Soul will be happy is always momentary. Well, by that I'm not saying that one mustn't 'do' anything. Look good. Get your photos clicked. Dress well. Buy clothes. Eat the food you like. Work. Study. Pursue your hobbies. Travel. Do everything that your Body needs. However, if you only perform all of these physical actions with the primary intention of feeling good, you might as well feel good, but it will be short-term, temporary, conditional, and limiting.
Therefore, taking care of the (physical) Body is equally as important as taking care of the (non-physical) Mind / Soul, and the means for both of those are different.
Often, people, who come to the point of realizing that the Soul is the root of everything, begin questioning their biology. They begin devaluing their Body, trying to work on forgetting it and detaching from it. Let's understand that the Soul is the root, but it is of no meaning without a Body - just as a seed is of no use until it grows into a plant. One does not need to devalue or forget or begin disliking the Body. It's just that running too much behind the maintenance of the Body (especially using today's artificial means) is like running behind the perishable, besides, if done with a negative focus, it backfires.
Let's understand this with the help of an example:
✕ Eating something just because you want to keep your Body running is not something great. Everybody does that.
✕ Eating something in order to feel good is trying to make the non-physical happy on the basis of physical actions. As mentioned above, it is temporary, conditional, and limiting.
This is where spirituality comes into picture:
✅ Eating something with happiness and making the most of that food while enjoying every bite of it, appreciating all that life has given you... is the spirituality I'm talking about.
You can come up with more examples similar to the above analogy of eating.
The Food that you consume
Everything in this world is overpowered by your Thoughts and the Vibrations you emit. This includes food. Therefore, no matter what food you eat, it's the Thoughts and Vibrations you emit at that point of time (and later too until that food is digested) that determine how effective that food will be on your health.
Have you seen some people eat a lot, but still stay fit? And some who hardly eat anything but get obese? Some people eat lots of chocolate, but still have no Love Handles, whereas some hardly eat junk food, but are still unhealthy. It's the same substance being consumed, and if that substance were powerful enough, it should have had the exact same effect on everyone in the world. This proves that YOU are more powerful than what you eat.
Doesn't mean that you consume Hydro Chrolic Acid tomorrow and say, "How I feel is important, I'm happy now, so I should be able to overpower this." [LAUGHING]
At the same time, it has been discovered (and proven) that Non-Vegetarian Food is less healthier than Vegetarian Food. I'm a Pure Vegetarian since birth, and that's how I will always be. I've had just Eggs until I turned 18 or so. Stopped that too, thereafter. However, I would never discourage anybody from eating Non-Vegetarian Food, just because I don't like it. You need to decide what's right for / according to you. However, I would always discourage people from Consuming Alcohol - something that I've never touched in my entire life. More about this in the article Spiritual Lifestyle.
Therefore, remember no to be negative ABOUT or WHILE eating whatever you're eating. Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Vibes play 99% of the role.
It also becomes important to understand that it is not really a "sin" to consume non-vegetarian food. Just try to understand its health benefits / effects, and then decide on your own. Remember, it's your choice first, then an addiction. I am personally a pure vegetarian person, so I am biased towards vegetarianism. I cannot kill an animal and put it in my stomach. That's just me.