This is Part 2 of the article on conscious cognition, launched final week.
“The strength and beauty of the journey of conscious cognition is that it never ends nor concludes. The process continues, empowering one in bits and pieces, soothing and healing and at the same time igniting new fires.”
Last week, I shared with you my expertise, each personally and professionally, in coping with disaster, stress and even simply day by day life by combining spirituality and cognitive concept. I name the method “conscious cognition” as a result of it finest explains the follow and the aim. As promised, on this half, I’ll share with you some steps to attain and use acutely aware cognition.
The first and crucial step is to create recognition of stress via Focus. Often we float away too flippantly in our heads to steer ourselves right into a significant course–like a paper boat within the present after which blame the sturdy winds. Digging our ft in, creating energy in focus, stillness and silence can provide us a much-needed second to redirect and restore. The problem right here is that we have to focus our consideration on nothingness.
Focusing on rhythmic respiratory, or a visible stimulus at a distance, some auditory enter or sounds, on the feeling of our thumb on our ring finger or the motions of our stomach rising with each inhalation and falling whereas exhaling works. Use whichever sensory modality resonates or is comfy. Bringing our consideration right into a state of sustained focus is just not simple when the thoughts is rattled. This will assist decelerate the incessant psychological chatter flashing and bouncing via our our bodies, impacting virtually each organ in its method.
Another benefit of the method is consciousness of our phrases, tonality, pace, beliefs and rigidities in our ideas. This is one of the simplest ways to get an perception into our personal personalities, our irrational ideas and actually simply what we convey to each state of affairs in our life, within the type of perceptions.
With continued effort, we are able to obtain what I name a “thought vacuum”–an empty area, a emptiness, a mere pause, characterised with a starvation to be full of the closest accessible ideas. This signifies that with out sustained effort and focus, the highly effective thought void will get crammed in with the standard chatter, resulting in the identical penalties. To have the ability to maintain this vacuum devoid of psychological exercise for a time frame, such that we’re capable of expertise consciousness and presence, is consciousness.
Becoming acutely aware of our cognition, conscious of our inside voice, once we are capable of determine and problem irrationalities and cognitive errors main us to interchange adverse and unconstructive patterns of thought with accepting, rational, constructive, solution-based considering, results in higher well being, happiness and progress.
Further, you will need to discover a nurturing place inside your self–your thoughts, coronary heart or stomach–to enhance your strengths. The perception is that acutely aware cognition not simply helps us with “being present” in spirit and thoughts, change or reject what doesn’t work but additionally provides vigour to our strengths, enhancing the substance of our being, making us concentrate on vitality and what’s, not on the shortage of, or what could possibly be.