Physical disabilites/limitation and intense spiritual training

I was asked this question. Do you believe that peace of mind through meditation it is also necessary for the physical body to be exercised too, or could you do it if you were a para/quadriplegic and still get the same result?

Even people with physical disabilities can use very effective meditative techniques. As long as you can breath, you can find a way to meditate. When one is putting an extra focus on breathing one is able to meditate. With meditative type physical exercises, it just takes putting the degree of effort into it that challenges one to the point that one has to shut down the mind in order to put all one is able into it. People can use what ever muscles they have that function for them and in which they can safely exercise. One does have to focus on being careful and not injuring oneself no mater what condition ones body is in.

The extreme type of meditative exercise I do requires a body that enables one to handle it. The spirit can protect the abilities that it requires to serve what purpose or role that is really important to it/you. I require a certain body in a certain condition to do what I do. I have put an extreme effort into ensuring my body was healthy enough to perform this role I have as a spiritual pioneer. I do not negate the value of having a really fit and healthy body and doing what one can to protect ones body so that it can perform at the level that will bring the results one needs to succeed the really high level one desires or feels a strong need to. The spirit can do amazing things to protect what it feels is its most vital resources.

People with physical disabilities may not be able to do the most intense types of spiritual training, but can connect with those who do and become a very valuable conduit to the spiritual energy and understanding that people who do this type spiritual training provide. People who have very strong physical/mental limitations are in a unique position to develop great empathy for those who are really struggling spiritually, which gives them an advantage over those who fit in quite well in this world. I am “differently abled” (limited visual memory and finer motor skills)myself, but in a way that actually makes me do extremely well at the spiritual pioneer role I have taken on in this world. So I tend to be really sensitive to those who have limitations of different kinds and always take them into account in regard to how my meditative techniques can be altered to meet their individual needs.

Here is a link to the type of meditative walking I do, which also goes into stationary meditative techniques at the end of the blog post. One can be creative and figure out what will work for best for you individually taking in account any physical or other limitations you may have:

https://astrogoodwin.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/meditative-walking-developing-a-stronger-spiritual-connection-with-the-physical/

 

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  • Thomas Goodwin "astrogoodwin"

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