Uncomfortable, Edgy, Indecisive?
What should you do in minutes when you feel uncomfortable and edgy, but you are not quite certain why or what to do about it? In this report, you will learn a simple technique to get into the heart of what you are feeling and find the message inside, so that you can take actions to move you ahead.
Do you divert yourself by focusing on something else? Do you examine it until you think of a story which makes sense?
These are all natural inclinations that can have value. Yet they may also perpetuate the recurrence of the exact same feeling over and over. Identifying with the stories we tell about our adventures can make them stick and repeat. We tend to think our stories and tell them over and over, so our life replays at a self-fulfilling loop.
So, what can you do in such awkward moments which would change things, direct you ahead, and start something new? Here’s a simple technique Named Accessing Your Mental Centerline.
The minute you notice yourself feeling edgy and uncomfortable, rather than leaping into analyzing it and finding a story to describe it, see if you’re able to just sit with the feeling, be present with it, and get under it.
1. Add a mental pause, let go of believing, and focus on the sensations along your Emotional Centerline: from the neck, through the center of your chest, to your lower abdomen. Focusing on sensations along your Mental Centerline quiets the believing mind and lets you get your emotions without the baggage of intense storylines.
Inquire into the particular sensations in this region of your body. Is it tight, compressed, obstructed, hard, hot, cold, numb, pierced, deflated, sinking, raw, empty, tingly, fluttering, climbing…?
2. To put it differently, see if it is possible to accept the senses completely, unconditionally, and non-judgmentally. See if you can get knowledgeable about the felt sensation without telling a story about being absorbed by it.
3. See if you can tag the specific feeling the feeling represents. You’ll feel a”yes” when you have the ideal label. Is it anger, sadness, fear, anxiety, joy, enthusiasm,…?
4. As soon as you’ve identified the emotion you’re feeling, ask what it is prompting you to do. Focus into the feeling along your Mental Centerline and address your query here. Notice what comes into your consciousness. It might be a nonverbal knowing, particular words, an image, a song, or an inspiration to do, say, or feel something… Just notice what appears, stay with it, and let it grow in clarity.
If nothing appears in this time, see if you’re able to keep an awareness of your Mental Centerline as you go about your daily life. Notice what you know as you do that.
As you practice these four steps over and over, you will discover you can catch yourself before you get too deeply entrenched in embarrassing, edgy feelings or overly-identified along with your typical stories about what they mean. You’ll discover there is a deeper guidance below the surface of your emotions. Emotional intelligence cuts through mental chatter and speaks to the essence of everything you will need to do in this moment. Occasionally this intellect is vastly different from the tales your mind is in the habit of telling.