You Are Not Your Body; but you do have a body
It seems to me that more and more people are coming to this realization that as human beings, we are much more than simply our body, our machinery (in addition to realizing that our brain is part of that machinery…). However, it also seems to me that many of these same people are overlooking the significance of the fact that we do have a body.
It seems to me that many see the body as something to overcome, and that it serves no purpose other than this (or something like that). But from a truly wholistic perspective, the body is just as much a part of us as any other part, and it should not be neglected.
Notice that, in the story of Jesus, no body was left behind. In macrobiotic philosophy, there are seven types of human death, one of which does not include physical death. In reading Carlos Castaneda, I discovered that the Yaqui Indians of America seek to leave this world at a time of their choosing, and when they do so it is said that two crows arrive, and three depart.
So, then, yes, you are not your body, but as it is a part of you, one might consider that it is worthwhile to honour, nourish, and protect it through proper diet, exercise, rest, and attention.