You live inside your body the same way you live inside your house. Your body houses the real you. You are not your body. Even if your body fails, you’re still inside, feeling very much alive.
Different people use their houses differently. Some people take very good care of them while others neglect and abuse them. Some value them a lot while others don’t even think about them.
Some people hide inside their homes. Some people hide inside their bodies and use them as a screen to not let anybody else see the real them inside.
Some people take beautiful care of their homes and feel proud when others admire them. Some people take beautiful care of their bodies and also feel proud when others admire them.
Some people hate being at home and try to spend as long as possible away from it. Some people hate being in their bodies and try to stay away from them by using drugs and other substances.
Some people only think about their homes when there’s a problem. Some people only think about their bodies when they get sick.
Some people don’t have a home and live in the streets. The streets become their home. Some people live outside their bodies, focusing on everything that is outside and not experiencing the life inside. They only look at outside things, only value outside views and merely experience outside life. In those cases, it’s like their body doesn’t exist. They hide their true selves inside behind outside parafernalia.
Some people love their homes and turn them into cozy, loving places where they can be and welcome others. Some people love their bodies and turn them into cozy, loving containers for their true beings.
Some people trash their homes and abuse them, letting them rot or fall to pieces. Some people abuse their bodies, too.
And you, how do you treat your house? What do you feel for it? How do you care for it?
How do you treat your body? What do you feel for it? How do you care for it?
Do you take care of your house but not your body? Do you therefore take care of your house but not of your being’s house?
Enjoy life… all of it, J.
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