Leave the body

Very light-footed I am taking my body to an ice cream shop to cool it down a little.

Very light-footed I am taking my body to an ice cream shop to help it cool down a little. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you want to be free from worries and troubles, you must leave the body. The obsession with it – the look and performance you expect from it – causes much trouble. And the few moments of pleasure is hard work.

To be free from worries is not the same as to be happy. Happiness is part of the circle of worrying. First you worry about how to become happy, and when you become happy you worry about loosing it.

To leave your body is to not be involved in its survival and well-being. It has the capacity to do that itself. In fact it is built to be self-sufficient, which it is very good at. That is, if you do your very small part and not interfere with the rest. If so, it will digest the food you put in the mouth and make sure its partnership with the gravity will keep you from falling off the planet – and produce a new bodies.

In other words, leaving your body does not mean, that you stop putting food into the mouth or stop brushes its teeth and so on. You do what you can do to help it – for example taking it to the doctor. But you do not try to control it. Instead you rely on the body to do its things at its own accord.

How to leave your body, so it can do its own thing without interference?
You cannot decide to leave the body, and you cannot know, what it is not to be in it, when you believe you are a body. In other words, you cannot imagine, what it is to not be in a body as long as you are identified with it. But you can stop to imagining that you are in a body, and so you are out of it.

´Out of the body´ may not be such a good way to put it, because it implies, that you are part of it. The body is not part of a coat it is wearing, and you are not part of the body you are using. It is outside of you – and even though it seems to be outside of you, you are not inside it. You are that which is one, and oneness has no sides.

To leave your body is to accept it as it is, and not use mind power to make it do things it is not geared to do. A body and a coat is not meant to be mixed but to remain separated – so is the body and you. When separated they function well together.

Another way to leave the body is to care very much about someone or something else, for example a pet or a video game.

Leaving your body will not make you happy, but it will make you very light-footed.


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