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The Trance of Scarcity by Victoria Castle

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Chapter 4 What We Embody, We Become

Our habits––which result from the Stories we tell ourselves—don’t remain confined to our thoughts. Our Stories live in our muscles and in our nervous system until they become automatic. We shape ourselves around them, we embody their messages, and what we embody is who we are. When the ancient Greeks explored what constituted the ideal citizen, they identified four qualities: physically fit and strong, emotionally balanced and mature, mentally agile and alert, and having a spiritual or moral order. They saw that those qualities lived in the Soma––the embodiment of the self. Their exploration was an exercise in cultivating Soma, the self.

The Greek word soma refers to the living body in its wholeness—mind, ...

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