Take a moment and tune into your body… are you aware of any physical sensations your body is having right now? Where do you feel it in your body? Your chest, your stomach...? What is the underlying emotion below the sensation? What are you feeling? Can you name it?
For most of us, this is incredibly challenging. We've only been taught how to silence, numb, avoid and ignore our feelings and our body sensations.
We drug, we drink, we eat, we work, we shop, we fixate.
I know, because I did that for 7 years.
I gained 80lbs, checked out of life, avoided all floor length mirrors
and declared war with my body.
I WAS MISERABLE!
I wanted nothing to do with my body.
It was as if I went on lock down.
I didn't cry, I had to drink to have sex, and I became my very own bully.
It wasn't until my anxiety became unmanageable and I got very sick that I had to try something different.
Staying disconnected from my body wasn't giving me a life I loved.
It only left me disconnected to life, experiencing it in 2D and living reactively out of suppressed anger, grief, sadness and resentment.