Dope, right? But can it really be that easy?
“If you are not familiar with “inner body” awareness, close your eyes for a moment and find out if there is life inside your hands. Don’t ask your mind. It will say, “ I can’t feel anything.” Probably it will also say, “Give me something more interesting to think about.” So instead of asking your mind, go to the hands directly. By this I mean become aware of the subtle feeling of aliveness inside them. It is there. You just have to go there with your attention to notice it. you may get a slight tingling sensation at first, then a feeling of energy or aliveness. If you hold your attention in your hands for a while, the sense of aliveness will intensify.
Then go to your feet, keep your attention there for a minute or so and begin to feel your hands and feet at the same time. Then incorporate other parts of the body– legs, arms, abdomen, chest and so on–in to that feeling until you are aware of the inner body as a global sense of aliveness.”- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
Eckhart goes on to say, “It is your essence identity. Inner body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment, it is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. It also strengthens the immune system and the body’s ability to heal itself.”
If you do this often enough you’ll eventually see that the inner body is actually a field of alive presence that could never fit ‘within’ the body. We just use the body to get to it 🙂 It’s also ALWAYS present, even when you’re unaware of it… like the sound of an air conditioner or refrigerator– it’s there in the background, and you become aware of it as soon as you place your attention on it. Pretty soon, you won’t even have to close your eyes to become aware of it– I’m aware of it as I’m typing this, now.
So the next time you’re worried about something, or your mind is reeling with negative thoughts about someone, or you’re simply feeling stuck on your path, turn within and find your inner body… or your vortex, or your eufeeling, or your magic feeling, or real happiness, or whatever you want to call it– and only then take action… and see how many more blessings come your way! Your life will become positively unrecognizable.
p.p.p.s. ‘real happiness’ or your inner, natural good feels is the first reflection of Pure Awareness in your mind. Staying with it, making it primary, will lead to an unfoldment of truth that will fundamentally rock your world (cause you’ll see that the world is in you haha!).