We must understand the physical trait of the body first because the physical part of the body is what we are used to dealing with every day and is the foundation to which the other trait areas are built upon.
Most of us react instantly to the physical things around us and the thoughts sometimes never make it to the thinking and feeling area of the brain. Most of our lives are spent in dealing with our external circumstances. We perceive these circumstances and the relationships we have with others, through our experiences as physical beings.
We first look at the physical body to see how much one person can take in the moment and how they are likely to react physically when confronted with different situations. Before we can begin to understand how we really feel or think on the inside, we must understand how why the physical body reacts the way it does when confronted with these different situations.
The structure is structure, and we know that a physical body can do only what it is built to do. The structure is determined by individual direction. The structure may limit the final possibilities of function, but it should not determine the kind of function.
The structure function principle is very important to understanding how we can change and redirect our physical body. The body is designed to adapt to the environment around us. We can train the body to do many, many things. The body is built to be a vehicle of the mind, and the body will function more often as a vehicle for the emotional reactions of the physical self. Left to itself is an automatic reaction; the physical body will automatically react, “most of the time” to learned patterning from familiar experience and usually acts out of habits. We will react emotionally in a habitual way. We react to that which we sense habitually unless we choose otherwise. Habitual acts are un-thought and uncontrolled thought. (Un-consciousness) The whole nervous structure of our bodies is designed to make directive though unnecessary. The nerve receptions need to go only as far as the first nerve center before it returns an automatic response to an action. Presumably, such function of the organism was created, so that we would be relieved of the responsibility of having to think consciously about unimportant reactions. Such as walking, breathing, blinking etc., but the effect on most people is to relieve them of conscious thought altogether.
The basic principles of the SENSE IMPRESSION (the nerve receptions) in the body, goes only as far as its nerve-relay-center for processing, and that it only takes emotion to trigger action and reaction. So, Conscious, directive thinking is hard. It is hard (and seems all the harder) because it is “not the usual way.” The usual way…. is Emotion. When the SENSE IMPRESSION is triggered, a related memory will stimulate an emotional response and will set in motion a physical reaction. The emotional nerve centers are “below” and “under” the conscious-association centers in the brain. So quite naturally, we “act as we feel”, since almost every SENSE IMPRESSION reaching our brain will trigger an automatic emotional response and a physical reaction. It is a not very often when the brain does for any conscious, directive associational thinking. This is why it is so important that we train the body and mind to think consciously. For without conscious direction we are totally running on auto pilot and not in control of what we are thinking, feeling and doing.