Adyashanti, Reginald A. Ray, and others emphasize that our mind alone, even when combined with our heart, is not sufficient to fully awaken. Our physical, embodied, earthly manifestation is not an terrible mistake or accident. Our body has a central role in this mystery of life. We are to awaken in every dimension of our being: mind, heart and body.
“Our bodies know that they belong to life; it’s our minds that make our lives so homeless.” John O’Donohue
“As we are able to inhabit the body, our abstract sense of self is replaced with an actual experience of ourselves, with an experience of the essential qualities of our being. We can say that this is a qualitative sense of self, rather than a narrative sense of self. The qualities of our being – the actual feel of our intelligence, love, power, and gender – are always there within the body. When we experience these qualities, we feel real.”
Judith Blackstone. “Belonging Here. A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person.” Sounds True, 2012.