Many people in the world today seem obsessed with their own physical bodies, as witnessed by the rise in "health clubs", "gym's" and other places where people go to "workout", often in the hope of achieving a body that people will admire, as well of course as for simply "keeping fit".
However, physical actions of this nature are all part of the "human paradox". Such physical actions not only include "working" for "money" but also "physical workouts" for perceived benefits of the body. I write about this extensively in a chapter in my book entitled "The Human Paradox":
It has been proven that many types of physical "exercise" are potentially damaging to the body, particularly if performed obsessively and for all the wrong reasons.
As we have said time and again, and must keep on saying - there is only one Principle that governs everything in the Universe, without exception, including our physical body - Mind.
Every manifestation of the physical body, every "disease", every unhealthy condition without exception and even "ageing" is due to one Principle cause - Mind. It follows therefore that the source of perfect health, a perfect body and control of "age" is Mind, specifically the Subconscious Mind, not physical exertion.
Our Subconscious Mind has complete dominion over our physical body in every possible way. The Subconscious Mind for example maintains every bodily function including heartbeat and therefore blood circulation, digestion, body temperature and every other life-sustaining function of the body, all of which it does automatically without any physical or conscious effort from ourselves.
Our Subconscious Mind also accepts our instructions in the form of Thought Forms, regardless of whether they will have a "positive" or "negative" impact on the body. If we think "ill thoughts" we become ill. If we think about "ageing" or "getting old" we do so - and so on. As science and medicine has proven, our body is being constantly rebuilt - some parts taking days, others weeks, but after a few years we have a totally new body in every respect. All we need to do therefore is to fashion our body in accordance with out desires and therefore with our thoughts. People only "grow old"
because society assures them that it is inevitable, even going as far as to describe the aging process model for people to follow, fully supported by the countless vanity products on offer for people with "aging issues" which simply reinforce these false ideas.
We can demonstrate the power of the Subconscious Mind over the body in many ways, not the least of which are the numerous "miracle healings" that have taken place and continue to take place over the centuries, not the least of which are the healing of conditions that doctors consider "incurable" or "terminal", but then consider a "miracle" when they are healed by the Mind of the patient.
A more obvious example of gaining an ability, and one which most people are familiar with, is learning to swim.
When a person decides to learn to swim, they do so from the belief that they cannot swim already, and therefore when they get into the water, and for example turn over and lie on their back they will immediately "sink" and inevitably drown unless someone "rescues"
In fact sinking in the water is due only to the belief of the person that they will sink, or at least the belief that they cannot yet swim, a belief that is firmly implanted in the Mind of the person, and one in which they have complete faith.
As that person "learns to swim" they gradually gain faith in their own abilities to stay aflot and propel themselves through the water, and begin to believe that they can swim, until finally they become a proficient swimmer.
Now if that same person lies flat on their back in the water they will float rather than sinking.
So what therefore has changed?
The water has not changed - it is exactly the same water as before the person leaned to swim.
The body of the person has not changed - it is exactly the same body that could not swim and would sink in the water a few months previously.
The only thing that has changed in fact is the Mind of the person.
Before they learned how to swim they believed they would sink. After learning to swim they believed, with absolute faith, they would float, and this accordingly became their reality. Mind had total dominion over sinking or floating - it was a conscious decision impressed upon the Subconscious Mind.
Likewise if you place a very young baby, one that has not yet been indoctrinated into the ways of society and ways of the physical world, into a swimming pool for the first time, they will likely float and probably even swim. The reason is no one has told the baby that they will "sink", in fact a baby has no concept of "sinking" and therefore the Subconscious Mind of the baby, always acting in a "life-ward" direction, will automatically float.
The same applies to a child learning to ride a bike. We see children falling from their bike time and again when learning, and nothing seems to enable them to maintain their balance resulting in the child becoming frustrated and believing they will never ride their bike. Then all of a sudden a friend of the child rides confidently by on their nice shiny new bike, at which point the child who was learning mounts their bike and sets off with ease without falling.
In this case the child observes that riding, balancing and remaining on the bike is normal, but falling from the bike is abnormal, impressing same on their Subconscious Mind, which then duly obliges.
There are numerous other such examples.
In the movie and book The Secret, one of the participants is involved in training astronauts and athletes. In one experiment he connected a series of athletes to advanced bio-feedback equipment and asked them to run their race in their Mind as if they were running it on the track. He observed that the muscles of the athletes and other bodily functions worked in an identical way, as if they were actually running the physical race - the Subconscious Mind simply does not know the difference.
When people go to the Gym or health clubs and "work out", and gradually gain a muscular physique, feel healthier etc. it is not the actual physical exercise that is bringing it the changes, it is rather the expectation of these results being impressed upon the Subconscious Mind, which in turn brings the expected result. People exercise their bodies expecting them to become "stronger", and this expectation alone assures that they do indeed become stronger.
The fact is the Subconscious Mind is infinitely capable of bringing about any change in the physical body whatsoever, including a muscular, healthy physique, without ever visiting a gym or using any physical equipment or other exercise or workout processes.
The gym, exercise equipment etc., are all "props" for impressing the Subconscious Mind with the desired result.
The same applies to excellence in any sport or activity. All we need to do is to know excellence already, as if it is a fact at the time, and so it will be. This might sound easier said than done, but the truth is the biggest barrier to overcome is actually believing that this is possible after years of believing that anything can only be achieved through physical effort.
It is also a little known fact that many leading sports people, the medal winners and champions, use visualisation and affirmation just before they start an activity, affirming to themselves and imagining that the race is already won, visualising the end result with themselves as the winner.
Achieving excellence in any sport or achieving the perfect body never means engaging in any sort of long-term physical training - it can all be achieved by the Principle of Mind. That said it is often helpful to do some exercises and practice to develop techniques, but most importantly to learn the concepts that need to be impressed upon the Subconscious Mind which will then manifest them in to experiential reality. And of course many sports, tennis for example, require equipment such as a raquet. But this equipment, as in the practice of Telekinesis, should become a part of our body, and not something seperate to it.
All success and excellence therefore begins and ends in the Mind.
I will finish with a most appropriate poem, the author of which is unknown:
"If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't;
If you think you'll lose, you've lost,
For out in the world you'll find
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
"Full many a race is lost
Ere even a race is run,
And many a coward fails
Ere even his work's begun.
Think big, and your deeds will grow,
Think small and you fall behind,
Think that you can, and you will;
It's all in the state of mind.
"If you think you are outclassed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise;
You've got to be sure of yourself
before You can ever win a prize.
Life's battle doesn't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the fellow who thinks he can."