There are meetings all over the world many times a day where people who are struggling with addiction have a safe place to speak about their struggles.
The meetings do require people who wish to speak to say their name and to say, “I am an Alcoholic.”
The simple power of this introduction leaves no room in the mind of the speaker or the listener about the challenges being faced.
I would like to borrow this concept but I want to call it A2A.
What would Awareness to Action look like?
It would begin with the uneasy feeling that something might be wrong.
How do I know that something may be wrong?
That’s the easy part.
We would be on edge, scared and not able to identify the fear, sick to our stomach, etc.
These would be signs that our body is giving us that STUFF is awry!
The easy thing to do here is to ignore the feelings of dis-ease and discomfort. That is what most people do. They push down all the whisperings that the body sends our way. The headache? A whisper! The nausea? A whisper? The inability to speak? A whisper.
Whispers are manifesting in our bodies everyday.
My idea of A2A, Awareness 2 Action, is to listen to the whispers. To allow the self to feel the discomfort.
If you allow the feeling to continue to whisper and to give up the wisdom you will be able to find a path through the challenge.
So the next time you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, ask yourself these simple questions:
What’s happening in my body?
What are my thoughts about what I am feeling?
If you can take your blood pressure to see if it’s elevated that will be a sign that something internal is off.
Use all the whispers of the body to inform how you will navigate the challenges.
The challenges will always come and its up to you to be aware of them and to take informed action.
Love and light,