The first step of the Rosenberg Reset is intended to help you stay aware of and connected to your experience (“knowing what you know”) as opposed to distracting from and avoiding your experience (“trying not to know what you know”). Knowing what you know necessitates self-awareness and self-attunement, which leads to greater emotional strength and confidence.
Let’s talk about increasing ‘self-attunement’.
Before you say “what?”, hear me out. You’ve heard of ‘Sixth Sense’? It’s a keen intuitive power, like another one of your five senses. Interoception or interoceptive awareness describes your capacity to be aware of, perceive, or know the internal state of your body. Think of interoception as knowing your internal world or “inside self.” Interoceptive awareness helps you know when you feel hungry or thirsty, have a temperature, are nauseous, or have a pain in your body.
This type of awareness, your sixth sense, also connects you to the emotions linked with your body sensations. It helps you notice, for example, sadness when you feel heaviness in your chest, embarrassment when you feel heat in your face, or anxiety when you feel butterflies in your stomach. All of these are “inside self” experiences.
This ability to be aware of and sensitive to your inside experience is also known as self-attunement and integrates with a mindfulness practice. In my book, 90 Seconds To A Life You Love, I cover ‘self-attunement’ or your ‘sixth sense’ comprehensively. It’s a great part of Chapter 2!
This weeks questions:
Have you always thought you have a keen sixth sense?
If not, why do you think that is?
Do you think you ignore your moment-to-moment shifts you may experience inside your own body?
I continue this discussion deeper in the second chapter of my book. It’s a must read.
I’d love for you to respond on my facebook group!
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To A Life You Love,
Dr. Joan Rosenberg