One of my first teachers after our first session together told me he wants me to “feel, don’t think.” He told me I am over-thinking things and I need to let go and allow my feelings to take a turn in the drivers seat and give my brain a break. I am an East-Coast, Type-A, mulit-tasking Mom of 3. Seriously, I am supposed to feel and not think. He might as well have told me to stop breathing. How was I going to feel more and think less.
I left his office and committed to myself that I was going to try. That if I wanted to see some changes in my life I was going to have to try things that might be uncomfortable and possibly difficult for me. Had I not taken this step there is no way I would have been where I am no on my journey.
See, I was getting in my own way at every turn. I over thought everything. I analyzed and over analyzed. I spent more time thinking and planning then I did living and enjoying the moment. So I committed to just trusting and allowing my feelings, my gut, my intuition to take over and allowed my over-analyzing, over-thinking mind to take a back seat.
Trust is a bit part of this. I had to learn to trust my intuition. I had to learn to trust without allowing myself to second guess myself feelings. It wasn’t easy, but as soon as I allowed myself to feel more my whole world opened up and changed.
Maybe you too could benefit from these words. For a while this was my mantra during my meditations. I would repeat “feel don’t think, feel don’t think, feel don’t think,” over and over again hoping my brain and my body would allow these words to penetrate and the idea would begin to resonate. This is how I came to fall in love with Breathwork. It was the first place I was really able to allow my body to lead and feel rather than think. Breathwork is still my place for complete freedom from thinking and my place to feel. Come see what it feels like to escape. Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays at 7 pm at Unplug Meditation in Santa Monica. First class is free so what do you have to loose?