In yoga philosophy and important concept is the idea of seer and seen. You the subject are observing an object. This object can be your breath, a symbol, a candle flame or it can be a health condition. In my case, it is type 1 diabetes.
The ability to separate yourself from your condition is an essential tool in the journey towards self-mastery.
It is a relatively easy concept to understand from an intellectual perspective
You have a health condition and it does not define you.
Yet it is harder to apply this wisdom when you are in the midst of a challenging moment.
When I can establish an awareness that I am observing the thoughts, sensations and feelings but that those things are not me it helps me to respond better to the highs and lows.
If I am not aware the impulse to act and react to the thoughts, sensations and feelings is stronger than me. I may eat too much to treat a low. I can overly inject insulin. I can ignore the warning signs and further perpetuate a vicious cycle of highs and lows. I might not see clearly how my actions are responsible for what I am experiencing and not make appropriate changes.
In this week's video you will learn how to:
Evan Rachel Soroka