As a therapist, I often hear from customers that they have read sensitivity books or received applications. I ask them to help. Typically, there is a small gap between my question and the answer. I interpret this void to mean "well, not really", although I hear more often "yes".
I have an idea why it is.
The difference between knowledge and understanding of sensitivity
In our culture, we bombard information. We have our devices at a high level of alert at all times to capture this information and bring it to our private worlds where we chew them constantly and relentlessly. The problem is that as with food, chewing is not to digest.
As far as attention is concerned, we can learn a huge amount. Books abound. Applications abound. And Google can lead us down rabbit fractal holes, filling us with information and more information. We learn about its roots in Buddhism or Hinduism, for example. We know that it precedes both religious traditions and we learn that it is not necessarily a religious practice, nor has it ever been.
We learn techniques. Some are based on imagery. Some are based on mantra. Some are based on breathing. We read about the benefits of attention. We have dietary care. Teaching homework. Today, we have everything we know.
When you meld this multitude of information with the urgent calls that culture calls us as a fear of losing (FOMO), we have the perfect storm to know everything about attention (or any other popular issue related to self-care) and understanding nothing.
Being careful as a practice means bringing yourself into the present through means within your mind.
This is simply because knowing is not the same as understanding. Our culture creates data.
Think of yourself in the secondary algebra class. If you were like most students, even the brightest ones, you learned to apply types and rules to show your work and draw products of your thought. You may have been distinguished, as perhaps you have distinguished yourself in the grammar discipline of chart suggestions.
Work with algebraic equations and speech of analysis, however, can be differentiated from the understanding of the enormous and deliberate complications of mathematics and language. To approach these paths of human ingenuity with anything less than a framework of awe is to see the black marks on a page without feeling that they are gathering in meaning beyond their visible structure.
And so it is with caution.
To embrace sensitivity, move to awe
The first class of businesses to understand attention is to stand back in awe. What are the thoughts? They are both intuitive and intuitive. Moving in awe is to stand in ambiguity and embrace it, recognizing that there are things we simply can not understand intellectually. However, at the same time, we can understand them intensely though our senses. You are in a wonderful night of night. This is at the edge of the roar of the ocean. This is you with your newborn. You do not mean to understand. You are moved to embrace.
Being careful as a practice means bringing yourself into the present through means within your mind. It is to go in to live the infinite. It must be out of time. And that is visceral. All the data, all the information, will not create the way to attention if you do not start with an awe advantage.
What a miracle to be the thinker of thoughts! To be the sensor of the senses, the toucher touches. This is the spot of attention. You have to live in the awe that you can bring at any moment, if you choose it. This awe is latent within you. You can call it.
Within this framework, you can then sort the information you have collected about the precautionary practices. You will find an idiom that is better aligned with your needs. The only important thing is what facilitates you. All "Top Ten Wisdom Apps" and "Best Intelligence Books" lists will not give you this information.
You have to feel it for yourself. First, you have to give yourself permission to explore and choose and reject even the top technique in favor of what gives you instant respite from the weight of everyday life and the opportunity to catch your breath. It's Personal. You value yourself as the choice of choices. And this is the soul you are trying to relax.
When you get to the roof, create your practice
As Ludwig Wittgenstein advises when expressing his thoughts on studying philosophy, as soon as you step up the staircase to get to the roof, you no longer need the ladder. So be careful. Once you've read the books and downloaded the apps, you're on the roof. Your senses are now becoming alive to themselves.
Now you can create your own practice. If you remain in the creation phase, in the phase of confrontation, in the quantification phase ("do this right? Is it what other people do? I feel better, do I have to do more?"), You will be on this ladder forever. Your benefits will be mild and you risk resigning from this thing of gladness.
Take a chance. Stand on the roof. Let yourself feel your practice of attention. Feel it! The awe will accompany you to the rest of your day. Remember that rest can mean rest and can also mean relaxation. Relaxation is a sensation. No understanding is required.
Kick the stairs away.
If you want to deepen the practice of attention, but you are struggling with the process, the right therapist or counselor can help you slow down, focus on the present, and learn new skills that could facilitate attention comprehension. Find a therapist today.
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