Juggling the demands of family, job and social commitments.
Craving more time to take care of your personal wants and needs.
Feeling like you can’t attend to any of what’s needed with grace.
Of course these apparently competing demands create stress. Stress creates a feeling of discomfort in your body.
You experience discomfort when there is energy that is blocked in the body, when energy is not allowed to flow and have expression. When discomfort is left to continue unattended, it eventually leads to disease. Disease starts as “dis-ease”—a lack of ease or flow.
When I get caught up in the whirlwind that I used to create of my life, I lose touch with what my heart wants moment-to-moment. Without this inner connection, I don’t make decisions that are aligned with my values and intentions.
This can become your usual way of being.
Control gone awry
Notice if you want to control situations when you are uncomfortable or feel afraid. Even though it may feel otherwise, the truth is, when you are trying to control, you have no freedom to respond—with awareness—to the situation. You can only react, from your patterns. When the body is tense, it is difficult for new information to be received.
How can you change this pattern?
You have to take time to get to know your inner world if you want to maintain your well-being. This allows new dimensions to open up within you.
You experience the quality of your inner environment through awareness of the feeling body. The feeling body is that part of you that feels or senses where your body is tight, where there is a feeling of expansiveness, where energy is moving or where it is blocked. Your feeling body gives you signals or clues about what is going on both within you and in your outer environment. As you become sensitive to these signals you start to relate to them as the inner guidance that brings you harmony and balance.
It is only when the body is relaxed that you can connect with the inner resources that can guide you in the day-to-day situations that occur in your life. As your body finds relaxation, your sensitivity to the feeling body expands and develops. You begin to experience new insight into yourself and those around you.
Only then you can surrender to the strength that lies within you—the Inner Teacher.
Isn’t this what you want?
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