As an overweight woman, I am always at odds with my body. This lecture by Thich Nhat Hahn gave me another perspective.
We think of our mind and body as separate entities that are often at war with each other. Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that the body is a treasure. This audio clip is an excerpt from a talk that he gave on January 1, 2013 at Plum Village. From the posting:
There is a sutra on the contemplation of the body and the body is a big subject of meditation. There is much suffering and misery in this world and some people want to get out of this world. Is there a way to get out of the world of suffering and misery by looking into your body? We can see the four elements – water, air, earth, and heat – in our body. There are six sense organs that can produce the six consciousnesses. When you look into the body deeply, you can see it is a community. Can you…
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