The Chain of Awareness
What are you aware of? Right now as you sit in front of the screen you are reading this on? Whatever it is, hold it for a moment and take a breath. Don't change it or modify your experience. Simply honor it and breath. Notice what happens. Does the awareness blossom? Retreat? Hold steady? Say to yourself, “I am aware of...” Fill in the blank with your experience. Now notice if a story is emerging. For example, I am aware of the pressure at the tips of my fingers as they make contact with the keyboard. I notice a story starting to emerge about the force with which I tap the keys and as I sit with that, a vague sense of “am I doing it right?” As I sit with that, the story begins to expand beyond typing and I turn my mind elsewhere. But what if I stayed with the story. What if I gave it my attention and followed the chain of awareness as it emerged. What might I learn about myself? What am I afraid of? Where does your chain of awareness take you?
Bryan Dieterich, MA, LPC