We don’t realize that we are not just the body. We are the true self that’s within the body. That’s why we say “This is my body.” What do we mean by this statement? It doesn’t mean that “we are the body”, but we are something else and the body is something else, and that is true. While we say it, we don’t mean it because we think that “we are the body”.
The challenge of life is to take charge of your body ‑ not to let your body control you; instead, you should learn to control your body. The moment you are able to control your body, you have reached a peak of life that very few people have reached, but it’s worth doing because then you’re in charge of your life. You can do what you want because you have mastered the truth that you are not just the body!