How can we set a higher context for the way we see life? We have to sense that there is more than meets the eye. We have to sense it in the core, that our true purpose for being here is to awaken to the part of us that is not lacking, that is completely full, that is here simply for the engagement of experiencing the self as creator. To set this bigger context, we have to learn to stay in the core. We need a tool—such as conscious breath—to introduce a pattern-interrupt, something to pull us out of the argument, out of the stress of the thing that we’re grinding on, and back into the core where we can anchor ourselves in the moment. We must tune our awareness to the reality that there is something happening on the inside as well as the drama/trama on the outside. Anything and everything that we can do to pull the attention to the inner body, to the inner core, will open up a gateway. This will allow the essential self to play a role in the circumstances that we conjure up, and in how we fill in the blanks (or not) in any given circumstance when we don’t know all the details.
We need a way to interrupt the patterns and bring us back home. And it needs to be something physical, not a thought. Because if your mind could think your way out of the stressful situation that your mind has created, it would have by now. Conscious breath is a good place to start.
This week’s Insights is adapted from the March episode of The Short Answer with Dr. Sue.
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