To have or to be?
May 14, 2012
But when I see people suffering from dementia, it makes me doubt the idea that we are more than our bodies. Some patients actually change personalities, because of their brain anomalies. Wouldn't that be proof that we áre our bodies?
Running makes me feel I am my body
Anyway, yesterday I was doing my long run, and for the first time ever, I felt at one with my body. Like I wás my body. Generally speaking I think of my body as a handy vehicle that takes me where I want to go. And if it's absolutely necessary I'm willing to slap some bodylotion on it. Once a year or so.
But as a runner I can identify with my body. When I'm out there running, I feel lean and mean, and proud to be this moving body.
Where do you stand on the issue whether we are our bodies or whether we have bodies?
And how does running affect your stance on this issue?