Understanding (true)

Concerns the whole body

May 11th 2014
A spiritual teaching recommends we do exercises, and the reason for this is that they enable our entire being, right down to the very tiniest cells of our hands and feet, to resonate with the truths we accept intellectually. Understanding presupposes that we apply something, carry it through and embody it. Each truth we connect with we must bring down into ourselves, until it permeates our entire psychic being as well as our physical being. True understanding comes about not only via the cells of the brain but also via the cells of the heart, the stomach, the lungs, the liver and all our other organs. If the cells of all the other organs are not also mobilized in this work, it follows that the brain’s capacities are diminished as well. For our understanding to be complete, all the cells of the body must play their part.