You can keep the body as well-oiled and receptive as possible, but whether you’re actually going to be able to go for the long haul is really not your own choice.
The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything.
The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content.[Die Masse eines Körpers ist ein Maß für dessen Energiegehalt.]
No desire of the body, but for what lies in there, what lies in the flesh, the world, the thought, the creation, the illumination.
My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It’s psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I’m always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.