How to Use Your Body as a Second Mind

Your body is the first to know. Your mind is the last to accept. Strengthen the connection with your body and use your body as a second mind. This will protect you and serve you well in life.

Body scan is a great way to strengthen the connection with your body.
The more you do this, the more connected you are with your body. If possible, do this every day. The more connected you are with your body, the more conscious you are, the better your life. In addition, as your body awareness increases, your self-awareness will also increase.

Here are the steps:
• Lie down. Breathe deeply into your lungs 8 to 10 times. Relax your body. Gently place your awareness on your right foot and toes. Feel them for a few seconds.

• Next, repeat the same process for these body parts: right knee, lower knee and right thigh.

• Left foot and toes, left knee, leg below the knee and left thigh.

• Hips, pelvis, buttocks, front abdomen, chest, lower back, spine and upper back.

• Right hand, right wrist and forearm, right elbow, upper arm and shoulder.

• Left hand, left wrist and forearm, left elbow, upper arm and shoulder.

• Neck, throat, jaw, face and head.

Pay attention to how your body feels. Your body will tell you things:

For example:
• My body told me that I need to be careful of my lower back. So I listened and used a back guard for a few days.

• My body told me to be gentle when showering. So when I wash my body, I slow down and be gentle.

• I noticed that when I interact with someone, my body becomes very tense. So I use this as a reminder to examine and decide.

Pay Less Attention To Your Mind And More Attention To Your Body’s Breathing Or Sensations

There are many benefits to paying more attention to your body’s breathing or sensations. You become more present. You can see more moments. You can listen to what your body says to you. You become more in tune with the universe.

Your body can tell you many things that your mind can’t. For example, your body knows when someone’s energy is bad for you. It knows when the relationship is already over. It knows you are not facing your truth.

Your body often speaks to you through pain and discomfort. The more you pay attention to your body, the more you will suddenly know what a particular body pain means.

For example, neck pain usually means that you are not facing your truth. Lower back pain usually means that you are not dealing with certain emotions or lacking self-support and support from others.

When I don’t know how to answer someone’s question in the DM, I usually ignore the answer from my mind. I relax for a few minutes with my body. The answer usually pops up from the inside, and then I type it into the DM. The more I do this, the more I feel connected with the universe.

Your body will tell you not to interact with certain people or go into their timeline. Your body will tell you not to look at their Twitter AVI and read their tweets. Your body often talks to you, but you are not used to listening.

Start paying more attention to your body’s breathing or sensations. You will suddenly know what your body is saying to you. This is good for your healing process because your body can tell you about your mental blind spots. This is also a huge advantage today, as you can learn to use your body as a secondary mind.

My Body Was Trying to Tell Me Something

Whenever I talked to this customer, my stomach hurt. I observed this customer. I realized that he was sneaky and untrustworthy. But why did my stomach hurt? My mind told me many answers. I ignored them all because the answer must come from my body.

I lay in bed to feel my body for about 20 minutes every day. I didn’t hear anything for the first two days. On the third day, I suddenly knew why.

My stomach hurt because he reminded me of my old self. Many years ago, I was sneaky and untrustworthy. I looked down on my old self. I never fully accepted my old self.

I relived the past in my head, replayed many scenes, felt the negative emotions fully, forgave myself and let go. It’s okay because I didn’t know better, but now I know.

After I forgave myself and let go, my stomach no longer hurts when I talk to him. Learn to listen to your body because it knows many things your mind doesn’t.

A Way That Might Help You Forgive Yourself

When you are hard on the inside, it is difficult to forgive yourself. Therefore, the key to forgiving yourself may be to change your inner atmosphere.

Start loving yourself by taking very good care of your body. Rest well. Eat well. Dress well. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Keep your body clean. Keep your body fit with proper exercise.

The more you do this, the more you will have a sense of well-being, gentleness, and lightheartedness. Continue nurturing them as this is changing your inner atmosphere.

When your inner atmosphere is mostly gentle and lighthearted, try to forgive yourself. It’s usually in these inner atmospheres that you naturally forgive yourself and let go.