100 Words: Awareness

Principle 5: Awareness … short, sweet & superpowery

p5 baby aware in mirror
Body awareness is like having a superpower.

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!

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