When we speak of personal growth using only the mind, we speak of archetypes, but when we do it including the body we speak of metaphors.
There are more and more opinions and studies  in favor of accepting the fact that there is a part of your memory which exists engraved in your body, that lives from its action and determines in you a behavioral disposition and a mood that becomes a part of who you are. Body awareness means accepting this as an essential part of you.
As a person you live things that become part of the past. But is your body involved in keeping that memory? Mark Rowland –philosopher–, says it does, and also that once a situation occurs it remains recorded and stored in your body, becoming part of you.
The experience with people who have suffered brain injuries suggests that “our memory lives in the action of the whole body and that it arises from a behavioral disposition and a lasting state of mind which become a way of being”, which gives the feeling of existing as an individual to a person.
Since I was young, I always had a very strange feeling. The feeling of being in someone else’s body or even worse, living someone else’s life. Has it ever happened to you? I used to look at myself in the mirror, asking myself: Who are you?