One of the possibilities for those longing to cultivate their own awarenesses is in the integration of a specific way to pause and listen.
This skill can turn illusive reactive behaviour into obvious thoughtful behaviour thereby increasing the quality of one’s life style, relationships, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
This style of listening cultivates awareness and connects one to their surrounding environment, inner emotional and mental environment and the very environment of functional movement. Whether one functions with a dominant right brain or left brain this style of listening creates balance. Afterall we can access both sides of our brains equally. I liken it to walking a maze or a labyrinth. One is a right brain experience of introspection to connect and the other a left brain activity to solve puzzles. The goal is to have a choice of pathways in any one moment. Both right and left brain activities are equally valuable to reaching a specific target.
I experience right and left brain behavioural reactions in others whether the focus is on movement, thinking functions, communication, life purpose, surroundings or lifestyle influences. I have experienced what most have in common are the missing skills of how to make the change. They can all identify it in others, and are quick to, however the model to dig deep within themselves to be self-witnessing is lacking. It’s not a pattern in our general educational experiences. It is an untapped resource. There is a wealth of theory related material available yet the practical steps for integrating change are missing. The theories out there contribute to the concept of something being “wrong” so there needs to be a fix. This is old school. New school is that there is nothing wrong, it’s just a gap in the learning process.
Many of us process new information through old learning patterns from earlier cultural experiences. This includes our:
- thinking process
- movement postures
- emotional reactions.
Habitual behaviours can only only be transformed through exploring and practicing new ways of doing things with an attitude of open curiosity.
Over the years I have begun to witness that it’s how one thinks that is creating the dis-ease
As this post is focused upon types of thinking that pose a constraint to fully functioning with flexibility and clarity, in movement, thinking and responding, here are some types of learned responses. Responses that are mental blocks to cultivating awareness that actually stop transformation of habitual living and behaviours, mentally, emotionally and physically.
- evaluative experiences in patterns of making moral judgments
- incorrect use of one’s ability to compare
- positions of authority
- right and wrong thinking
- punishment and reward
- making demands
- hierarchical positions of power over
- denial of responsibility
- lack of honesty
- blame and shame
- status quo
Developing the skills for transforming into who you long to be
Ways of integrating ones bodies of function is through new learning experiences for checking in and exploring:
- how one thinks now and noticing if there is a better quality of experience with new patterns
- how one moves now and noticing if there is a better quality of experience with new patterns
- how one is stimulated by their lifestyle and surroundings now and noticing if there is a better quality of experience with new patterns
Finding your intention and creating a target for meeting the goals of who you long to be with Inside Awareness
The learning modules here at Inside Awareness can be specific to life areas whether you are:
- looking for your life purpose
- seeking to improve your relationships to all life
- wanting to enhance your physical abilities
- introduce a sense of sacredness in your environment
Each module are concrete actions steps that bring one into the shift they long for.
Each module has a foundation in practical steps and have applications that are logical yet bring focus to the illusive.
Inside Awareness focuses upon switching back on one’s inherent ability to learn where the experience becomes the teacher and the student becomes the sage.
The intention is to increases creativity and expressiveness in living.
Awareness Through Living Mentoring Programs Available:
1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)
by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness, Living in Natures Love Blog
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