Part 2 – Post Script

More on the body, and being in touch…

“The body is so alien to the mind that even when it is at its best it is not so much loved as exploited, and for the remainder of the time we do what we may to put it in a state of comfort where it may be forgotten, where its limitations will not encumber the play of emotion and thought.

It is little wonder…that we seek detachment from the body, waiting to convince ourselves that the real “I” is not this quaking mass of tissue with all its repulsive possibilities for pain and corruption. It is little wonder that we expect religions, philosophies, and other forms of wisdom to show us above all else a way of deliverance from suffering, from the plight of beinga soft body in a world of hard reality.”

Alan Watts – Nature, Man and Woman

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