OPINION: Body and soul is a matter of life, self

2016-04-21 06:00
opinion belinda dilima

opinion belinda dilima

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You can know that the energy of you is quite different from the energy of the form that you occupy.

You can know that you are of another dimension. Your body has to be in the room where it is right now. It can not be anywhere else. But you can leave the room in one second. Sometimes when you drift off, when you become absent, someone notices and says, “Are you still with me?”.

In a split second you return to the room and to the person speaking to you. At that moment you become aware you went somewhere. You know not where or for how long you were away.

The physical body cannot do that, which indicates that you are not a material entity confined to space and time. You are a soul. Up to now we have been living from a state of “body consciousness”.

That’s the state in which you believe you are just your body. It’s a “belief” with virus-like attributes that has spread to infect the consciousness of almost every human being.

One time, a late close Congolese friend of mine-may his Soul RIP-had just been discharged from hospital after being diagnosed with throat cancer.

I had gone there pick him up and after making little talk, I inquired: “How are you?” and his response was; “Me, I’m fine, problem is the body–it’s finished!” Imagine my amusement at this classic response, and it was a joke of the century amongst my circle of friends.

Little did we know; he was right! the soul was at peace with the illness and the problem was, in actual fact, the body that kept losing weight.

When we all share this one single illusion that we are our bodies, it results in two global phenomena. We become totally obsessed by all things material. Possession and ownership become the imperatives of our daily lives.

“I am just this body” is therefore a belief that kills our ability to interact in ways that we call truthful, moral and ethical. It ensures we will think, speak and act mostly in self-serving ways.

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