Do you treat your body as your soul’s best champion or as a monster that plagues you? Is it a sanctuary or a grave? Your body is your avatar (the graphic that represents you) in the physical existence. It’s the character you command, and you’re the consciousness that commands it.
It’s subject to the laws of the physical world, but your awareness isn’t so fixed. Your body is the conduct through which you express yourself in tangible form.
Therefore, its health is crucial. If your body is in ill health, it will be flawed. But when it’s vitally alive and full of vigor, it contributes to the purest extension of your thoughts.
When I’m in ill health, I’m keenly mindful of my body. I get the importance of wellness most clearly when I’m resting in bed with an illness. I keep saying, I wish to be well again. But, when I’m in great health, I hardly notice my body. It gets to be an almost un-seeable extension of my awareness.