I  feel   sense time fleeting more than ever

The above sentence illustrates what I have been learning of late - that much of what I might describe as emotion is, in reality, a physical sensation.
We are a mixture of what we
  • feel,
  • think,
  • and sense.
This mixture is lived uniquely in each of us. In my case, if I am not careful, and merely start to say what I think or what emotion I'm experiencing, I am often not in touch with what my gut says and/or what is happening in my body. I wish to be more integrated than this.
In recent months, I'm paying more attention to the body (my body) and to the integration of all three by asking:
  • What do I desire?
  • What do I feel?
  • What do I think?
Benefit #1 -- I slow down and am more thorough.
Benefit #2 -- My process of coming to an insight or decision speeds up, perhaps because I am drawing on all of my intelligences in a concentrated way.
I am also learning about being an embedual (aware that I am embedded in a community) just as much as an individual (aware of my distinctive self). This helps me with the struggle of wanting to be either all the way in (engaged and driving) or all the way out (making room for others),  which might be perceived as forcing or withdrawing.
Now that I've made myself an illustration of the struggle and related my working toward resolution - which of these three might drop off for you, if you aren't purposefully integrating them?  What are you missing without it? Might you slow yourself down and ask yourself these questions? Is there a particular order that would be useful for you?
One conclusion we can reach: our deliberate work to be in the body we are in, in the actual moment we are in, and among the people we are with invites others to leave self-protection and defensiveness behind, to join with us, and to do work on behalf of others who will come after us.

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Mark L. Vincent
Post by Mark L. Vincent
April 22, 2021
I walk alongside leaders, listening to understand their challenges, and helping them lead healthy organizations that flourish.