Please first understand that the thought that you are the body is itself an illusion. That is the first thought shaft that you create and suffer with as a result. If you start experiencing the truth that by your very nature you are illogical, independent, unconnected and unclutched, you will start creating a new, alive, and fresh body.
We abuse and disrespect our bodies in order to satisfy our ego. The moment we start to realize that we are not the body, we allow the body to function naturally. By its very nature, the body heals itself. The body has its own intelligence. However, you have lost connection with that wonderful intelligence. You constantly abuse and torture your body. The moment you start thinking, ‘I am the body,’ you start abusing the body. You do so many things to satisfy the mind that, by their nature, abuse the body. If you can relax from the idea that you are the body, you will start to respect the body. You will make decisions that allow the body intelligence to function beautifully. You will allow the body to live naturally. You will be alive, bubbling and overflowing with energy. The moment you start understanding that you are not the mind, you will have sharp intelligence and spontaneity.
The first thing to do is understand that you are not this body and mind. When you fully understand that you are not this body and mind, you will start respecting both. You start living with and not against your body and mind. You no longer abuse your body or disrespect its intelligence. You let your body live naturally and blissfully.
‘You are not the body, you are not the mind. You are not the earth. You are not the water. You are not the fire. You are not the air. You are not the ether.’
If you detach from the body and rest in intelligence, you will at once be happy, peaceful and free from bondage.
First, you are not the body and mind.
Second, if you detach from the body and rest in intelligence, you will at once be happy, peaceful and free from all types of bondage. You become peaceful that very moment. You start understanding and accepting yourself as you are. In that very moment, you start relaxing into yourself. You become silent. That very moment brings bliss to you.
The moment you understand that you are not the body and mind, you relax from this whole samsara sagara, ocean of material existence. As long as you continue to associate yourself with the body and mind, you experience all the sufferings and pains that the body and mind carry.
source: Living Enlightenment