The vast majority of people do not live a true life. They lack fresh life experience. Their love and hate and their desires and lack of desires are very shallow.
Their lives are like a very light calligraphic painting, nothing like an oil painting done with heavy oil.
01 Know Your Body
As practitioners of life cultivation, we have learned early that understanding our body is very important for our health maintenance. Refer to our article on Body Cultivation>Inner Vision for more information on this topic.
However, communicating with our own body is even more difficult than communicating with another person. We are very accustomed to looking at external things instead of our inner selves
Most people will start to communicate with their own body when they have clear signs of a disease, or when they feel pain on their body, or when they feel discomfort or have other bad feelings. Then they will start to see a doctor and start a difficult process that they will try to delay or avoid.
As practitioners of life cultivation, we start this difficult process by communicating with our own body to find out what is wrong with our own body. But most people will leave this process of communication and understanding of our body to the doctor. What happens then?
If you are lucky, you may solve some of the problems of your body. If you are unlucky, guess what? You are asking a blind man for the best way to get to your destination.
Do you believe that there is one person on earth who will know you better than yourself? Even though most people do not know themselves fully, do you expect some stranger to know them better than themselves? The answer is impossible.
Therefore, do not count on your doctor who will give you five minutes of his time to fully understand your body. You just have to depend on yourself. It is very imprudent to give the right to communicate with your life to a person who does not know or care about you.
Learning health preservation and learning health therapy is to understand your own life and communicate with yourself. If you are not your own savior, there will be no savior in this world.
It is especially important to communicate with your own body.
How long has it been since you touched your entire body? Even when taking a shower or bath.
How long has it been since you checked your health?
How long has it been since you paid attention to your breathing?
How long have you not paid attention to your vision and hearing?
How long has it been since you looked at the skin of your face and neck?
Have you ever paid attention to the skin of your abdomen and legs?
Our understanding of our own body is so lacking, we can say without any doubt that we do not love ourselves at all. We do not love our own body so much that when something goes wrong with it, we will still force it to work overdrive. Why are we so cruel to our body?
Well, if our body is not over-driven, many things in our daily life will not proceed normally. Then, sorry, even if we have a common cold, we still go to work. Good for our body? NO?
Communication is not only the foundation of loving others, but also the foundation of loving ourselves. We must learn to communicate with our own body.
As practitioners of life cultivation, learning to observe our breath is actually learning to communicate with our own life. We can further understand our own body through the full touch of our body.
Maintaining full communication is vital to our health, and life and death.
02 Examine Your Mind
To be continued.
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Folks, that is all for now. If you think this article may be beneficial to your friends and loved-ones, feel free to forward this article to them. Life cultivation is mostly for older people with declining body health. If you are young and energetic, this may not be your cup of tea. However, if you have family members or friends who are middle-aged or older, they may want to practice life cultivation to maintain a life without pain or medication.
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