Today, it seems like everyone is living a much more hectic, busier, and distraction filled life than ever before. We’re always doing something, no matter where we are or who we are with, including when we are alone. These constant distractions lead us to become hyper focused on the external, extremely focused on everything around us, that a lot of times we fail to listen to what’s happening on the inside. We fail to listen to our body.
I have fallen victim to this many times in my life, including in the not so distant past. I would constantly be on the go and consistently find myself preoccupied with doing something. I would regularly allow my mind to wonder and getting caught up in past situations or lost in thought of future endeavors. At the end of the day, I was just filling my every moment with an external diversion, which was taking me out of the present and not giving myself the chance to really understand what my body was telling me.
We have to make a conscious effort to move away from giving our energy to the external. The more we engage in this productive behavior, the more we can start to turn our attention inward and truly connect to our body. Then, and only then, can we be present enough to understand when we are feeling off and address it. In doing so, we can start the process of healing our body one day at a time, resulting in positive effects for our mind, our soul, and our self-growth and evolution.