Biological Humility

Asking the body questions that that mind doesn’t want to answer is a scary thing to do.  However, this approach is most effective in matters of getting out of our head. 

I overthink everything.  If my mind isn’t active, I feel like I am being lazy.   I’m starting to learn that this couldn’t be farther from the truth.  As I walk down the path of paying attention to what my body is saying, I realize how often my mind ran the show.   My body didn’t receive any attention for years–mostly because my mind was punishing it .  Now I am able to allow whatever the physiological process is of the day to continue, with no judgement. 

Continuing down this path, I can’t help but acknowledge how easy it is to slip back into old patterns.  The resiliency of the ego is relentless.  Once I am able to strip away pride associated with the feelings of inadequacy, freedom enters and peace is  found. 

I keep going back to the same statement as a reminder:  The body remembers what the mind forgets.  As we continue this journey of acknowledging the somatic connection, a new sense of wholeness is established.  Even though a lot of times biology makes no sense intellectually, it is crucial to our recovery. 

In conclusion, we are, in the present, exactly where we need to be.  It is, what it is.  And that is all I know, biologically speaking.

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5 Responses to “Biological Humility”

  1. This is so true. Constant struggle to listen to the body and put the ego away for awhile. You are a truly talented teacher and healer, and you have changed my life for the better. I couldn’t love you more.

    • My very soul depends on the work I do. I wish I could put my passion on the back burner for a while, but I would be miserable. Moving forward is my only option. It will forever be my blessing and my curse.

  2. Your insight is very wise. Thanks for sharing. I want to share with you a new mantra I’ve been given, “Don’t believe everything you think”. It’s been helping during bouts of irrationality for me.

  3. “The body remembers what the mind forgets.”. I love that line

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