What song plays in your head…. Do you sometimes feel like the same thing is going around & around again? How do we get fixated on one thing that distracts us from being present in the moment?
I recall when I was younger, in elementary school, Frank Sinatra had a hit song that drove me crazy.. I couldn’t get it out of my head…”Strangers in the Night” I hated it… it was “old people music” that my parents liked, so one day I decided to sing along with it – huh… it wasn’t so bad after all, AND the loop of the song repeating over and over ceased ~ once I embraced it, I actually enjoyed singing along for that moment… little did I know that this was a glimpse into “Unconscious Competence” which is what happens, just because of who we are… just being…
There is a journey to arrive at this place of just being… and it is wise to
enjoy the ride! We move through 3 phases of consciousness to arrive at this 4th phase – Just Being..
There are many things that influence us along the way, all kinds of information that we are downloading, from conception to birth continuing along as we experience life.. By the time we grow into adulthood.. we have some pretty strong patterns that we have created… We can become distracted by triggers that open the flood gates of emotions, if we allow ourselves to get lost in them we can feel as if we are drowning. So, we need to find a way to break this pattern, change the station.. if we start becoming aware of what is going on around us it can give us an opportunity to do a different dance, try something different, become more flexible.. go with the flow.. drain the fuel feeding that loop of information going round and round in our heads.. distracting us from being in the moment.
Thank you to my dear friend, my teacher, my family, Eric Dowsett who taught me about the concept of “Unconscious Competence” , and guides me along the journey, reminding me to enjoy the ride!
“Sometimes the things we least expect bring our brightest inspiration.
It only takes a moment to take a breath,
It only takes a moment to become inspired”
~ Lois Kramer-Perez