You’re here today, celebrating the message shared by the one known as Mike Chang.
And I’ve been a follower of Mike Chang since way back with the Six Pack Shortcuts.
And today he is here to share a spiritual message.
And more specifically, one that is about, as he titled be aware of the emotional charge of your body.
And I want to make a clear distinction between the language that he chooses to use.
But we’ll go ahead and listen two and a half minutes in and then I’ll come in and I’ll share my message.
So let’s get into it.
“A response for Angela. So I have an important question for you. You’ve always told us to listen to our bodies. And now you say in this video, don’t listen to what your body feels like. And I have fallen off the path. I was doing the our full practice every day for months and now I can barely do the low intensity. So what do I do? Listen or don’t listen. Please help me with this as it’s been messing with me since I’ve heard this. Thanks. Alright. So that’s a great question. So what do I mean when I say listen to your body? And that video there I said not to listen to it. So let’s go ahead and clarify that. So when I say listen to the body, that means be aware by field. Be aware of the emotional charge that you have be aware if you’re stressed or if you’re angry? Why? Because if you’re aware that you’re angry, for example, then you have the opportunity to go and let you go. You have an opportunity to go and watch your behavior so you don’t go ahead and say something or do something that you may later regret. So this is why you want to be aware of how you feel. This is why you’re wanting to listen to your body so you can be aware of it. Another reason why is by listening to your body, right? Realizing this is the way I feel my field of body. Now I get to release the emotion of let’s say anger. In this case, we’re gonna use anger as an example. Now it’s a release the angry motion, because I’m feeling okay, so that’s how we release it because we can feel so what do I mean now? If I say don’t listen to the bottom. So, here’s a clarification. When I feel this anger, what’s happening in my body is the anger. But do I automatically make a decision based on this anger? Is there a systematic? This is what I do? Do I automatically that this anger control by decision? The answer is no. I do not.”
So that’s just a bit that’s where I want to make a clear distinction, because he goes back and forth between saying that yes, you want to listen to your body, which I wholeheartedly agree and then he chooses to say no, you do not want to listen to your body.
And that’s where I wanted a change in the language because I think the message is so accurate.
So I would reframe the actual statement and say that you do not want to be reactive to your body.
And in this case, you don’t want to be reactive in the sense of you’re feeling the emotions of anger and you’re choosing to have your behavior is dictated by those emotions in ways that are uncontrollable and ultimately disharmonious with your goals.
And so that’s the gist of the message.
I think it’s an important distinction to make.
And that yes, you still want to be listening to your body, but you do not want to be in the backseat with your emotions driving the car.
And so I think the whole goal of doing this is, as Mike said, is just to be one with your body and to feel the emotions and ultimately be able to be attune to changes in your emotion so that you can let go of anything that’s disharmonious to what you’re working towards.
But at the end of the day, you you want to be the one that’s proactive in how you’re feeling, how you’re acting, how you’re behaving, how you’re thinking, etc.
And in doing so, you do have to still be vigilant in how your body is doing.
And he goes on to explain ways of doing that.
So I’ll leave that up to Mike and again, check him out.
His videos are amazing.
And that’s all for today.
I will catch you all tomorrow.