Notice the details – Haiga, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr. (Click on photo to enlarge)
This is my first submission to Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday
Whispers of guidance
Subtle taps at awareness
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground ~ Buddha
My previous posting on mindfulness meditation touched on the benefits of becoming more aware of the physical feelings in your body, both large and small. Also, when you pay attention to and study your body, you begin to notice the physical sensations that occur in your body during a particular experience or emotion.
If you ask people what they feel in their body when they experience a certain emotion, a response you might get is, “I don’t know, I’ve never thought about it.” People generally are not aware of these details.
The photo above helps demonstrate “body awareness” which involves noticing the detailed feelings in your body. Normally the focus would be on the overall flower and the bee because they are larger and stand out more. But I have intentionally blurred those to isolate the detail and clarity of the small stamens extending from the right side of the main flower. These details are important contributors to the lifecycle of the flower, and to the whole picture. In comparison, the detailed sensations in your body provide important information about how they affect your health. In time, with the proper tools, guidance, and greater body awareness, you may learn how to prevent or minimize these feelings from building up in the body and harming you in the future
In later postings, I’ll provide more information on emotions and body awareness, pain and body awareness, and some additional tools I learned to address those.