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The Zen of Running

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  • Mathew Morrell
    One of the behavioral characteristics of the astral body is that it feels no pain. This inability to experience pain is evidenced by the fact that our dreams,
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 3, 2006
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      One of the behavioral characteristics of the astral body is that it
      feels no pain. This inability to experience pain is evidenced by the
      fact that our dreams, although they may be emotional, aren't painful
      in the physical sense. There is only mental pain: torment, worry,
      grief, distress, etc. It is only when the astral body unites with
      the streams of energy animating the Life Body, or the Etheric Body,
      that pain can be experienced. Otherwise the world that the astral
      body lives in is purely subjective, mental and symbolic, in its
      self.

      The trick to long distance running is to slightly disengage the
      astral body from the physical body, loosen it in such a way that the
      discomfort, boredom and tediousness of the strenuous exercise no
      longer hinders performance. The runner is, at the point of
      disconnect, free---psychologically speaking. He is running in the
      mind. He is within himself. Although he is close enough to the
      physical body to feel any discomfort, his psychological detachment
      from the physical realm allows him to "rise above" the suffering and
      to hopefully enjoy the experience of movement.

      The problem is that we runners get too good at disengaging the astral-
      --and that can be dangerous. When the runner over exerts himself and
      becomes exhausted, he falls into a delirium of sort in which he is
      incapable of making rational decisions about his health. Runners are
      well known for destroying their knees and hip joints, or pushing
      themselves to the extent that they become dehydrated. In the
      runner's trance, while disconnected from physical body, there is no
      pain. Therefore the runner is not receiving the all-important
      warning messages that are surging upward from his Subconscious,
      telling him to stop, drink water, rest.



      Mathew Morrell
      www.kcpost.net
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