The inner breath sets the body free

The clothes that a body is wearing has nothing to do with it, neither with you, there is no connection between these appearances unless you imagine one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If the body seems to get better, when you feel connected with the inner breath, it is not the doing of the inner breath. It knows of nothing, that needs to be done. Rather it is you, who are not in a mode of doing something, so the body is not disturbed by your ideas of connecting it with the mind and whatnot.

To imagine that the mind and body is connected* is like thinking there is a connection between a body and a coat, that it is wearing. Though the coat seems to move, when the body moves, they are in no way connected.

It is like thinking there is a connection between you and the world in a movie, you are watching. The connection is entirely a fabrication of yours. The movie goes on unaffected by the thoughts or feelings you appear to have – unless you do not damage the screen or in an attempt to execute control disconnect the movie from its source of power.

Metaphorically speaking you have disconnected the body from its source, that you mistake for the mind, and therefore try to fix the problem by connecting the body with the mind. But this is not possible without causing problems for both of them. Unfortunately the frustrated thoughts and feelings, that seem to be caused by this, are interpreted as a proof of a connection instead of a sign of warning.

Fortunately the inner breath is indifferent to whatever you seem to think or feel, and so are you when you follow its rhythmic flow. Hence the body is set free to run its own script without the mind, soul, ego or any other concept of yours to interfere with it.


*) See the hack No Body-mind Connection in Extra duality Hacks about the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4-7.4 The inner breath automatically synchs the outer and inner senses.

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