I had a conversation with someone who mentioned bodywork within a nondual context. It seems quite natural for me, although there is obviously more to explore! When I investigate my body through the different sense fields, I find sight, sensations, sound, taste, smell and images. Each of these are awareness, they happen within and as awareness. There is no substance there. And there is also no substance there when they come together, and there is the label “my body” or “a body”.
That’s the context any bodywork happens within as well. When I do Breema, my body and the recipient’s body are both awareness. They happen as awareness, and as the play of awareness. The image of an I – as a doer, observer – happens within the mental field, and is also awareness. Taken as true, the mind is temporarily identified as an I, and it appears real. And even then, nonidentified mind is here. It’s identified mind –> it’s nonidentified mind. Can I find where that’s true for me, here and now?
Here are some thoughts it’ can be interesting to look into:
There is a body. I have a body. It’s a body. The body is real.
This body is …. years old. This body is made of matter. This body has been born. This body will die.
– body is awakeness (consciousness)
– check in sense fields (sight, sound, sensations, taste, smell), see how the body appears in each one, notice what each field is made up of (awareness), what’s labeled body is all awareness
– thoughts: there is a body, i have a body, it’s a body, the body is material, the body is real
– do bodywork, body centered practices etc., within this context – the body as awakeness, as forms within consciousness
The image of an I – as a doer, observer – happens within the mental field, and is also awareness. Taken as true, the mind is temporarily identified as an I, and it appears real. And even then, nonidentified mind is here. It’s already allowed. It’s already happening as nonidentified mind.