Our bodies do nothing. They don’t love. They don’t hate. They don’t get sick. They don’t get well. They aren’t attacked and they don’t defend.
Consider this line from A Course in Miracles: My body is a wholly neutral thing.
We give so much weight and significance to our body and other bodies. We think the seat of me-ness is within the body. When asked, “Who are you?” we answer in terms of bodily roles and functions.
Yet the body is nothing but a neutral thing.
All of our experiences – our range of emotions from sadness through joy and everything in between – don’t come from the body or the brain. They come from the mind.
Like a marionette’s puppet, our body does whatever the mind instructs it to do. And when we aren’t at peace, it’s only because we’ve chosen the ego mind. But we can instead make a different choice, for the mind of love, and experience a completely different outcome.