Principle 5: Awareness … short, sweet & superpowery
Don’t know what to do? Overwhelmed, frightened, stressed, excited or anxious? Sense your body.
Neurologically, awareness turns on your high-level thinking brain (your prefrontal cortex that’s in charge of language, reasoning, communication) and gets you out of the lizardy fight-flight-freeze brain.
Awareness opens the door to self-healing. Sense pain in your body, stimulate it with movement, then sense if you feel better. No story, just sensation: feeling (even a little) better is self-healing.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s awareness: a mindful relationship to self-healing!