The apparent discontinuity between mind and body arises from a misunderstanding. But that is not a problem. Understanding always arises from misunderstanding.

The body is in the process of becoming mind, without ceasing to include the body. For there can be no mind without the body. The body must be included. So perhaps one should think of what is becoming as bodymind.

In the metaphorical language of the mystics, this is the process of man becoming god, while yet remaining man. The traditional religions, however, prefer to keep this process at arm’s length by conceiving it in reverse: God becomes man, while remaining fully God. The direction of the image doesn’t really matter. Either way, the truth that is being revealed is incarnation.

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