1. I am considering Thomas Hanna's invitation today that, "We cannot sense without acting, and we cannot act without sensing." Our brilliant ability to sense and feel and pay attention to how this informs our actions has me considering what I have learned and explored in my studies in both Ayurveda, Yoga and Yoga Therapy. In Yoga & Ayurveda growing awareness of our actions involves paying attention to what our senses pay attention to, and learning to nourish our senses with the right stimuli so that we can attune to life with more clarity, clam and ease.
2. Paying attention to what we pay attention to with our senses leads to our awareness of our cycle times. A cycle time is how we move from desire to action in our life. Our desires, lead to thoughts, how our thoughts lead to emotions, our emotions inform our feelings, and our feelings direct our actions.
3. Sometimes we become conscious of our actions but not the desire that lead to them, and sometimes we become conscious of our desires but can't seem to manifest them into concrete actions. Or our awareness comes when we have a feeling, or an emotion, but not sure what the desire was that set it in motion...when we are out of sync with this cycle time we find ourselves out of harmony with our Self. When we are in harmony life feels more ease, and we are able to self direct and follow our optimal paths.
4. Therefore, can we become more conscious/aware, witness with the ingredient of ahimsa (nonviolence) our cycle times from desire to actions...and invite our awareness to be faster than our desires to actively weed out the ones not needed and nourish the desires we wish to grow.
5. Adding to this consideration and conversation, my studies and practice of SourcePoint Therapy a modality where we attune ourselves toward health and the full potential of the human being. Health from this perspective is defined as Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow--the right amount of Order for our systems to organize around, the ability to Balance and Ground ourselves in this natural inherent Order, and then Harmonize this Balanced Order into our systems so that Health and Fullest Potential can Flow throughout us. We may experience this as the body breathing itself or resting in our essential nature. With this practice as a foundation and support we learn to pay attention to how orientating toward health instead of symptoms shifts our senses and what we pay attention toward each moment. This enhances our deep connection to the blueprint for human health and full potential of the human being manifesting in each of us as our birth right.
6. All of this has me considering at a deeper level, our desires, our actions and our ability to sense and feel this cycle time as Thomas Hanna's quote invites us. What desires are we nourishing and which are we weeding out? How are our desires affecting our energy and what we pay attention to? And how does this inform how we attune our senses and spend our time? And when we take time to orientate ourselves toward our health and fullest potential do our desires and actions and cycle times shift? I know for me it does.