My practice today was paying attention to body sensations. When an emotion arises for me, I have a physical response somewhere in my body. The most common place for a sensation to arise in my body is in my belly. When I was worried about something today, I felt burning in my stomach. And, when I was hungry, there were hunger pains in my stomach. What can be tricky is that the hunger pains can trigger worry or the worry can trigger hunger messages to my brain. I think this may be the reason I overeat sometimes or worry when there is nothing to worry about. When I’m not paying attention,you can can see how this can lead to quite a bit of unconscious behavior.
September 26, 2011 By