Most of us wouldn’t be too surprised to hear that our mind has a will of its own. We all know what it’s like to be more or less helplessly doing something we wish we weren’t! We often feel the presence of this force within, but don’t understand it — or its implications.
Figuratively speaking, every cell of your whole body has a “will” of a sort. This is a well-known scientific truth. Both the mind and the body are always hard at work, at a cellular level, to keep their lives — as they know them — in what is called “homeostasis.” Don’t let this strange-sounding term throw you. All it means is, “the tendency of any organism, simple or complex, to want to maintain within itself relatively stable conditions.” The translation as it concerns our exercise: There are more parts of you that want to stay the same than there are ones interested in growing or achieving new heights through effort.
The good news is that who you really are is greater than any one of these invisible aspects of yourself which are mechanically compelled to maintain its status quo. Your true nature is greater than the sum of all these physical, mental, and emotional parts. If you have any doubts about this, it’s in your power to make this truth self evident… [continued]