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We operate with the most intelligent and efficient system there is.
We have a system of instant feedback within us that tells us at any given moment, what state we are in, what we are feeling.
If you are unaware of your thoughts, your feelings will tell you, the state you are in will let you know just what is going on.
Thought and feeling are intrinsically linked.
Here is the most obvious example I can give.
It is not meant to cause offence but serve as an obvious example.
A man has an arousing thought.
Immediately, his feelings change and depending on the strength of the thought, he begins to have an erection.
That is an outward display of a thought into action. It is instant.
I use this because there is an obvious physical reaction. Other reactions are inner and with a shift in attention we can see they are still quite obvious.
We have the same response to our own thoughts, although mostly somewhat less obviously physical but our bodies still react to what we think.
If we take the time to sit and relax and then think of a happy thought, we start to feel differently.
If we take the time to centre and tune into our inner world, and we have a sad thought, we start to feel differently again.
It is an instant feedback.
In this way, we have an obvious living and breathing laboratory at our disposal.
What we think has direct influence and consequence to how we feel.
If we are fearful, we will behave fearfully. We will feel tense, contracted, we will have physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, slight nausea, our pulse and heart rate is raised, our pupils dilate. These are symptoms most humans are used to on a regular basis as we see and feel fear in places where there is no threat at all.
I often ask people to become aware of how they are feeling when someone approaches them, do they feel expanded, do they feel relaxed, welcoming and warmly greet the stranger or do they become wary, slightly anxious, nervous, detach and worry about what this person wants from them?
Which one sounds like you?
Which would you rather experience?
We are so cut off from our emotions that most of us do not even realise the states we are in at any given moment. Our bodies literally have to scream at us with pain, or illness, or stress or anxiety or sadness or anger etc just to get our attention and by this time we are in crisis state.
If we take the time to notice our thoughts and notice what is happening in our bodies, we will be able to see how our thoughts create how we feel, then how we feel dictates how we behave and what we do.
If you are not being who you are, then who are you being?
If you are not behaving how you would like, or feeling how you would like, what are you doing about it?
Do you feel powerless, like you have no control? Do you react and cause drama and want to change...or is it someone else fault?
That's a big one, external blame, but that will be a subject for another day.
Keep your attention on what is happening inside of you, become an inner inquirer.
It is your experience you are improving, what better reason to look?
Start where you are now!
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