Do you remember this Sudafed commercial from 1997?
I used to think it was so funny when the man's head floats off and he is holding onto it by a string, but now almost 2 decades later I see something else in this commercial. I see a wonderful visual of how we in modern society often relate to ourselves. Identifying with our heads as our "Self" and our body as a vehicle that moves our head/Self from one place to the next.
When did we become so disconnected from the bodies? When did we start relating to our bodies as objects that merely served as transportation and eye-candy or eye-sore?
Perhaps it was when Descartes declared, "I am a thinking thing... I know that I am only mind and not body"? Perhaps not?
Where the concept came some is not so much the issue, but the impact of the result has recently started to settle in.
I have spent a lifetime wondering if I was making the right choices for myself and my life? I have spent years modeling others behavior, asking for permiss