How feeling is listening.
Have you ever felt static electricity from a balloon on your skin or hair?
Have you ever felt hot or cold on or in your body?
Have you ever felt, as a child, when you get into your parent’s house, you open the door, and all of a sudden, you realize you’re in trouble?
Have you ever felt the warm welcoming feeling of your parent’s house even when they are not there?
Have you ever been given directions to a new place and as you drive up the road, you feel that you should turn or stop?
Have you ever felt, some one is not telling you everything?
Have you ever felt, some one is angry or upset?
Have you ever felt, that you said the wrong thing?
We hear a lot in the world about being present, but what is that, if you have never experienced it? We have all experienced it, just we never knew what it was.
All those questions above, are to bring you the memory of feelings where you have been present.
Feelings are present, they are now. When we learn to listen to our feelings, we are being present.
What is going on in your body now? What do you feel? Feel your feet on the ground, relax and feel fully into your whole body, take a deep breath and feel deeper into your body. Listen to what is going on and what do you feel?
All the time our body is giving us feedback on what is going on in our environment. Sometimes we get gut feelings, that something is right for us or not. What is that feeling? Is it intuition?
How do we know we like or love someone?
What is stress actually telling us? Have you ever listened to it? What would happen if you listened to your stress? Have you ever told your stress or problems to someone else, who listened to you and as a result you felt better? Where you able to see the situation more effectively once you did? Did that stress empower you to learn, grow, to connect and improve? Did that stress just say I don’t like a certain thing, lets do something about it?
The process is simple. We do not control our emotions! The come and go as they please, like waves on the ocean we can either fight them or work with them. How do you feel if you are ignored, more or less emotive? haha? How do you feel when you are listened to? More or less emotive? What would happen if we stopped trying to control our emotions and actually listened to ourselves?We only have two emotions and its not good and bad ones, those two words are actually judgement’s, all emotions are empowering. They are always saying one of two things, I like that, or I don’t like that, or in more effective words, I’d like something else / different. So, because our feelings are telling us through pleasure and pain, that we like or don’t like things, they are guiding us towards what we do want, all the time. So, they are always looking out for us and caring for us. So, they are always empowering us. as long as we learn to listen.
What is loving yourself? Its such a vague statement! How do you feel when you are listened to deeply, by your friends or partners? Do you feel appreciated, acknowledged, cared for, valued or loved? So is listening to yourself fully loving yourself?
What would happen if you listened to yourself every day? Would you feel more present grounded. simply take a deep breath and listen to your body now what is it telling you?