The physical realm is everything you can perceive with your senses. Taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing. Not just on earth, but anywhere anything exists.
As vast as the physical realm is, it seems somewhat limited compared to the non-physical. The non-physical is even harder to define using words. But one thing seems certain: The physical realm is powered by the non-physical, not the other way around.
When you live entirely within the physical realm, you experience life as chaotic and untrustworthy. You lack direction and purpose. Your reality is limited, and your truth is science. The mind, relying only on knowledge, loses its balance and becomes confused. It can justify any behavior, no matter how destructive. Life lived purely within the confines of the physical world is unsustainable and, for lack of better words, unbearable.
What is missing is the connection to the non-physical realm. You need at least a hint of something non-physical in your life, for you to keep your physical sanity. Without the presence of the non-physical, you are trapped within the limited perspective of your physical existence, and that’s when you suffer.
Paradoxically, you connect to the non-physical by focusing on the physical. Simply focus on the reality in front of you. Life in front of you is incredibly fresh and creative. But your judging can obscure it. But it’s there, all the time.
The most compelling aspect of your time in the physical realm is your body. Sometimes lovingly referred to by spiritualists as flesh suit, your life wouldn’t be the same without it. Treat it with the utmost respect. Provide it with high energy food and a clean lifestyle.
What makes your body so special, is that it is home to both the physical and non-physical. If you’ve ever been witness to someone leaving their body, aka dying, you are left with the distinct impression that what is left behind is the body. But the person, their spirit, their energy – whatever you want to call it – has left the physical realm.
It is important to recognize that a certain level of what your judging habit calls suffering is intrinsic to the experience of physical life. Your body has a shelf life and doesn’t last forever. But when you don’t assign value to your experience, and just experience it, any suffering fades into the background. Your experience of living is at the forefront.
What is your experience of life?