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..