As your scan nears your head, tune Flow State Training Program Review into your senses one at a time. Start with your sense of taste, noticing any tastes that linger in your mouth. Inhale slowly through your nose focusing on scents in the room, including those you barely notice. Shift to your ears, noticing all the sounds coming from your body, the room, and beyond the room. Give yourself a few moments to allow these to come to you. Label them "I hear a car...I hear someone talking," and let them go--don't wander off with them. Notice the feelings in your face and around your eyes. Notice that, even with your eyes closed, you probably do not see blackness, but rather shapes and dull colors. Isn't it strange how rarely we notice this?
Open your eyes and see what is in front of you as if for the first time. Notice colors, shapes, textures and patterns. Really look at what you see--directly if possible--not just as the categories we place these things into (don't see "a couch," see the actual couch in front of you). Remain still and allow sensations to come to you one at a time, like waves rolling in. Notice each and then let it go, allowing the next sensation to arise and tug at your attention. Continue this for several minutes (eyes opened or closed). If you found some stillness here, resolve to take some of it with you as you go about your day. Better yet, find the stillness already there.
Strokes, heart attacks and other stress-related ailments are among the most common causes of death every year. As Americans, we experience many situations that cause us much stress in our daily lives. Sometimes it seems like pressure is everywhere. Traffic and pollution are major irritants that affect our health and well-being. We go through stressful situations everywhere and are constantly in conflict because of expectations from other people in our homes, workplaces and other venues where we end up in the course of daily life. Beyond that, we also work longer hours, consume less healthy food and hardly undergo any exercise. Add to that the fact that many Americans smoke heavily, drink heavily and indulge in illegal drugs. That sounds like a recipe for a heart attack right there.