Sensing the Body: part 2

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“This tendency to contract becomes habitual.

We gradually armor ourselves on the physical level with chronic muscular tension, on the emotional level by suppressing or completely denying our feelings, and on the energetic level by numbing and walling off.

We freeze and harden and then subconsciously identify with this condition.

We feel and think that this is really who we are.

It’s as if we take the icy walls and bars of a self-constructed prison as our self.

Discovering a felt sense of space is powerful medicine for this delusional identification.

When we can sense the continuous space within and around our body, we no longer feel so trapped.

We are tapping into an inherent sense of spaciousness that is our birthright.

Importantly, we are not creating space — instead, we are acknowledging the spacious awareness that is already here.”
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on July 21, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    I remained curious as I read this post. The wording didn’t foster comfort. If anything, my abuse has left me feeling too empty. Often, there’s been inner chaos with a lack of a felt sense of security or anyone driving the bus so to speak. A tweak of the wording or an explanation might likely reorient the intended message.

  2. We gradually armor ourselves on the physical level with chronic muscular tension, on the emotional level by suppressing or completely denying our feelings, and on the energetic level by numbing and walling off.

    We are more armored, more unpluged and isolated than we know

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