Stress too often has taken over my life. And this is where becoming aware of my body sensations has allowed me to put this stress on pause and open doors to greater awareness. This is characterised by the Japanese word “Do” (or “Dao” in Chinese) – meaning martial and spiritual path to enlightenment.
In this post and in my post on tuning out, turning on, dropping in, I want to emphasise the amazing bounty that somatic (or body) awareness can give us. And this is a wonderful anti-dote to the stress and distress that can grip us.
In essence, if we can respect our bodies, respect the secrets it has for us, respect body’s own unique messages and language, life can be much richer. In turn, we can flow with greater harmony with life itself. In doing so, the grip that stress and distress has on us can be loosened.