"Much of sense of self is in bodily feeling...alienated from the inner self, we do not understand the body's message. Estrangement means that our bodily sensation lacks decipherable meaning. Eastern philosophers say that we are neither body nor mind but that if we had to choose the more essential carrier, it would be the body...If we are sad or happy, our body tells us so.
The body gives us vital clues to what is going on. Inability to understand the body's messages keeps us from understanding of self. The body is the agent of emotion. If we can't understand our bodily sensations, who or what are we? Only thought?"
-Psychologist Dr. Elan Golomb