A few days ago, I came across a quote that had been placed on a picture, and this was a quote that had received a lot of positive feedback on a social media site. The ‘law of attraction’ was also mentioned underneath it.
Part of this quote basically said that the past only exists in our head, which made me wonder how anyone could actually believe this. Shortly after this, I started to think about why this viewpoint was so common.
Dead from the neck down
In today’s world, it is not common for someone to be completely out of touch with their body and to live in their head. Through being out of touch with what is taking place in their body, their attention will primarily be in their head.
This part of their being can then be seen as the area where all of their issues are found. They can believe that it’s their negative beliefs and thoughts that are the problem and these will be seen as originating in this part of them.
A Natural Consequence
Through experiencing life in this way, there is going to be no reason for them to disagree with a quote like the one I mentioned above. Having this outlook is likely to mean that someone like this will try to let of what is taking place in their head in order to move on from the past.
This can then be a time when one will use their will power to try to remove the thoughts that arise in their head. Perhaps this will work or it could just cause them to experience a lot of frustration.
One way of looking at the head would be say that it is the top of the weed, while the body is the root. In a lot of cases, someone’s head will merely reveal what is taking place for them further down.
However, the only way that they will be able to realise what is taking place is if they are able to connect to their body. This part of them has been described as the unconscious mind, for the reason that it is where emotional pain is stored.
A New Discovery
But, although this part of them can hold so much stuff, if they live in their head they won’t be able to see this. This doesn’t mean that this pain won’t have an effect on them, though, as it will have an impact on who they are drawn to and attract, the thoughts that they have, and how they feel, amongst others things.
The emotional pain that is in their body will be the result of what has happened to them as an adult and what took place during their early years. What has been passed down from their ancestors and what they experienced in their past lives can also play a part in what their body is carrying.
So, if someone has lost touch with their body as a way to avoid the pain that is carried there, and they live in a society that is primarily focused on what is taking place on the surface and rarely goes deeper, it is going to be perfectly normal for them to accept that the past only exists in their head. They will be estranged from themselves, knowing more about what is happening in the media than what is happening deep within their own being.
Someone’s head is focused on what is going on out there and it also has the need to avoid pain. Looking within is therefore something that goes against its nature and it is likely to be anything but pleasurable, especially if their body is carrying a lot of emotional pain.
With that said, if someone wants to get in touch with their body and to become an integrated human being, they may need to reach out for external support. With this support, they will be able to go where they probably wouldn’t go by themselves.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 25 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.