Primal Mind vs. Blunted Awareness

Blunt Force Trauma.. Sounds intense right? It may be the worst way to catch a beating..  I mean get to the point right!?…

Would we like our minds to be sharp or blunt? Most people would prefer a sharp mind to a dull one..

A sharper awareness of our body and environment instead of a dull, blunted one..

See the thing is, we would like our minds to be sharp but the things we do on a daily basis often do not support that. We are born into a culture of Social Media and Instant Gratification..

We may act in conflict with our own values and not notice… we place little importance on things which need our attention because…

We are suffering from a Blunted Awareness as Arthur Haines put it..

We can call it Dopamine Resistance, ADHD, chronic stress or a bunch of other names..

The deal is, if we don’t sharpen our minds it will be much more difficult to get the results we want as individuals and collectively.

I personally am on a mission to eliminate all the stupid things I do which make my mind more like a Baseball Bat than a Spear.

I’d like to speak on the Primal Mind over the next few weeks. I’m curious as to where you all stand on the subject, please comment and let me know.

The awareness our Ancestors had in comparison to the Blunted Awareness of humans today belies our position as Domesticated Humans..

For our ancestors, whose DNA we still share, awareness was the difference between life and death.. Hunger or a full belly.

A world of sensory richness where all senses were exercised resulted in humans being happier and healthier.

If exercise is effective in treating depression, aromatherapy has some benefits, seeing new landscapes etc..

Using our faculties is inherently pleasurable.

When we cut off the world by building walls both literal and metaphorical, we are cutting off a part of ourselves. This diminishes our expression as humans and creates disconnection.

Shrinking our awareness down to a single room or screen is not the way to feel more alive and connected.

Let’s get out into nature, feel the sun on our skin, stretch our gaze and explore..

Let’s balance our modern technology with the Primal Mind to step into a power greater than what we currently are..

Let’s live intentionally and not habitually..

  • Juanito

Published by Primal Fitness Project

Hello and welcome to the Primal Fitness Project. I’m a Personal Trainer with a deep interest in the body/mind. I believe it’s coming to light there is much more overlap between body and mind; physiology and psychology. In the context of evolution, the conditions we are experiencing are quite new and surprisingly unpleasant to our genetics. Major environmental conditions like lighting, temperature, food and stress are having negative impacts on our genetic expression. Negative impacts on our very human blueprint. I’m not suggesting we run off into the woods or abandon the progress that benefits us. I am suggesting that we begin to ask questions about where our culture has lost balance with the human blueprint. In an industry oriented purely the physical and worse still, dominated by dissection mentality. Disconnecting the body instead of training it as a whole. Isolating muscle groups is being shown to have negative impacts on our Fascia, the organ of form which integrates all systems of the body. The rates of injury and degeneration are fire alarms signaling our straying from the path. This BIG! It means we are unintentionally limiting ourselves in the quality of our movement and psychology. On top of that there are the environmental challenges of diet, distraction and sleep. It’s fair to say we’ve hit a low point in health and happiness with the epidemic of diseases both mental and physical. This space represents our resurgence. We’re building a community conscious of these challenges and prepared to take action back towards balance. Our weapons are information and practice. Here you will find information from people looking to empower you to take control of the six major points in our Hexagon of Health: Mentality, Movement, Breath, Sleep, Nutrition and Community. Let us put this information into practice and become stronger together.

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