Being with the body:
Instead of being occupied with your thoughts all the time, it is infinitely better to shift your awareness to your body. Your body is your shrine. It is the temple that holds the Truth called you. For this lifetime, your body is your only reality!
Instead of just floating around in imaginary ideas and concepts of the mind, be rooted in the real experiences of the body. Thinking can never replace reality. You can use your thoughts to solve problems, plan for the future, and understand people, but you can’t control and direct your life just by thinking.
It is unfortunate that as a society, we are slowly moving away from the real experiences of the body and into the imaginary experiences of the mind. Life is slowly becoming more and more mental. Hobbies like dancing, painting, singing, sewing and knitting are all slowly disappearing.
Just think about the time when you were young. How many more hobbies did you have as a child as compared to now?
Slowly, all your different hobbies have been replaced by one hobby – thinking! It is not a surprise that as a society, we are becoming more and more stressed, anxious and worried. The reason for this is our excessive thinking, and the simple solution to all this is learning the art of being with the body.