Monday, June 24, 2013

I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body



There is a body within the body that is a field of wisdom. The intelligence and creativity there is overwhelming and will never betray you. Just underneath the narrative that we weave around our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and images is the somatic world, which is an expression of that same intelligence that keeps the stars from falling out of the sky. All healing, all awakening, all transformation emerges out of the body. Whether sadness is there, or grief, or anxiety, or loneliness, or joy, contentment, or bliss – the body is without bias. With the two fertilizers of love and awareness, the body will metabolize all that arises within it, if you allow it, making use of every experience you could ever have in the most radical act of creativity, laying out your unique path right before your very eyes.

As the great tantric sage Saraha so preciously reminds us, “Here in this body are the sacred rivers: here are the sun and moon as well as all the pilgrimage places... I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.”


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