The possibility of a long life is nice
The possibility of a day without fear is mouth-watering
"Sooner or later you will more than likely stumble upon an unexpected and disheartening fact: in many areas of your body you will have little or no feeling whatsoever. There will exist only a numbness, a blankness, a hole in your body awareness—these are the sites of bodily projections (somatic counterparts of "mental" shadow projections). Thus, some people have no eyes, others no genitals, or no heart, or no guts, no ears, no spine, no breasts, no legs, no head, no hands, no mouth. Finding these gaps, one need do no more than concentrate awareness on them. The point is not to alter the situation, just to directly feel the situation, whereupon—if needed—it will correct itself. Spending an hour or more a day on body awareness is not at all a waste of time. Very few people loose their minds, but most have already lost their bodies.
In other areas of the body you will discover bands of tightness and strong tensions, muscles locked against each other in a stale-mated combat—these are the sites of bodily retroflections (the motor anchors of many shadow projections). Upon discovering them, one’s natural inclination is simply to relax them, which works fine—for about one minute. Rather, the impulses locked in these muscles must be thoroughly felt out, mobilized, exaggerated if necessary, and then discharged in the appropriate activity, which is whatever the body actually feels like doing: crying, laughing, screaming, hitting, trembling, jumping for joy, making love. To try to simply relax these tensions—to “make them go away”—implies that you are not responsible for, nor identified with, them. And that is always the great mistake. So we again must understanding that we are pinching ourselves—this time physically and not just mentally—and in so understanding, we spontaneously cease. The goal, remember, is to extend identity and responsibility to all organic activities.”