From Baseball to Healing
Awareness, and more specifically self-awareness, is central to my healing and my work. Self-awareness is, simply put, being present to and conscious of our internal and external experiences. What I’ve noticed is that many folks don’t distinguish between self-awareness and hypervigilance, especially when it comes to their symptoms, feelings, sensations, or behaviors.
Like the players whose tunnel vision blinds them to the whole story on the field, our heady laser-like focus (aka hypervigilance) on our mental, emotional, and physical bodies, actually pulls us farther away from awareness, tethering us to the narrow walls of our mind and distracting us from our wholeness and from possibility.
Moving away from hypervigilance and toward awareness builds our capacity to be where we are—with symptoms, dis-ease, tough feelings—with less suffering and more flow. In this space healing is a natural side-effect.