What Happens Before a Thought?
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”― Lao Tzu
So this month's theme "Embracing Paradox" got me thinking a bit deeper about this quote above. It is a teaching we receive in many Eastern and Western philosophies. I get it, I have taught it, and have subscribed to it but something inside of me feels opposed to it because there is in something that happens before our thoughts and it might actually be huge piece of ourselves that we have forgotten.
BEFORE THOUGHTS, THERE ARE FEELINGS AND SENSATIONS.
Think about this...
When your are tired you feel the signs from your body that you need sleep, when you are hungry you feel the signs in your body asking for food.
Our thoughts come from an initial experience in the body.
We have become conditioned to ignore these energetic signs in our body that are also known as feelings and emotions. When we are angry we might not even know it until we are shouting out at our spouse, pet, or child. Little do we pay attention to the initial trigger hours or days before.
Now is the time to become more aware of your body consciousness.
Want to know what will happen if you do, Phoebe?
It will literally change your life.
When you become more aware and embrace the energies within, they will be the dots that connects everything and be the ripple effect to change your entire world.
You will be able to listen for the warning signs that usually become illness and injuries when ignored for long stretches of time.
You will understand how emotions are manifested in the body and what your own triggers are to self-regulate and self-soothe.
You will understand the boundaries you need to fill up your own cup again to be the person and leader that the world is asking of you.
You will be able to discern what is your own energy and what belongs to others and be more empathetic.
You will become a person that creates safe, inclusive, and supportive spaces wherever you go.
You will become even more magnetic and dynamic as you understand your polarities, love them, and embrace all of you.
The body is alive and awake!
It is telling you now that it is time for you to be alive and awake too.
Do you want help tapping into your own body consciousness?
What I teach you and give you is my life's work and passion and I want to guide you to your own wisdom now.