I’ve recently been noticing how hard we find it to stay with a feeling.
It seems we are conditioned to move away from the somatic expression of our truth, to rationalise and explain it away, or to deflect it for fear of it consuming us.
I was in a meeting recently. The conversation bounced around, at times becoming heated, at times lost, at times held too tightly. I noticed an energy change several times. So I called it out.
“What are you feeling now here in this moment?” I asked.
The desire to go cognitive was overwhelming. People used a word, such as anxious, but then lost themselves in an explanation of why, what they were going to do; masks and deflections from staying with the feeling.
There is a deep knowing that comes from the way your body expresses itself and yet we find that hard to be with sometimes.
I am reminded of a quote from somewhere…
Your body is the only part of you that is ever truly present
Trust what your body is saying. Give it time and the same space as your head. It has just as much to say.