"Also known as mindfulness, paying attention simply means becoming aware, watching and observing the present moment. πŸ‘€ When you are mindful in this way you notice the ground beneath you as you walk, the sound of the birds, πŸ¦… or the feel of the wind. You are in the present moment rather than lost in thoughts of the past or future.πŸ•’

Paying attention means watching and noticing without comment. πŸ€”It doesn't mean judging, criticizing, or feeling guilty.😩 You are just seeing yourself as you are, observing your body, your mind, and your feelings, and how they interact with one another.

Pay attention to your feelings by watching how you respond to different situations and people. Watch your anxieties and fears.😯 See how your feelings stimulate different responses or what is happening emotionally before you get a headache or your back starts aching.πŸ€’

As awareness grows you may find yourself confronting old patterns of behavior or lost memories that have shaped your thinking. Bringing awareness to the interaction between your mind, emotions, body, and behavior can open the doorπŸšͺ to whatever has been repressed, denied, or ignored and enables those energies to move out of the darkness πŸŒ§and into the consciousness.🌞

πŸ‘‰ Becoming aware of yourself as you are is the beginning of accepting yourself.
πŸ‘‰ Becoming aware of and accepting your inner pain brings warmth, softness and release.
πŸ‘‰ It may be hard at times. The tendency is to run away to cover the pain a up again. But it is there to help you grow.

-Deb Shapiro
Your Body Speaks Your Mind