So the further into recovery I’ve got the more mindful and conscious I have become and in fact my awareness continues to deepen all the time. With that in mind I wanted to share with you Dan Siegel‘s work on the Wheel of Awareness. The reason I’m posting this today is because yesterday he led a meeting in LA to mark the beginning of his ‘Wheel of Awareness Community’.
Here is an image of “The Wheel of Awareness.” The hub represents the experience of awareness itself — knowing — while the rim contains all the points of anything we can become aware of, that which is known to us. We can send a spoke out to the rim to focus our attention on one point or another on the rim. In this way, the wheel of awareness becomes a visual metaphor for the integration of consciousness as we differentiate rim-elements and hub-awareness from each other and link them with our focus of attention.
I attach below a presentation on the subject that Dan has shared on SlidePlayer:
And now a Youtube guided meditation that he has created:
And then finally the pdf handout that was created by him to support our further understanding of the Wheel of Awareness:
The total package free on the internet from him – how wonderful is that? 🙂
For me this is what it is all about now. Deepening my understanding and integration of my sixth, seventh and eighth senses – so my somatics and my ability to perceive my mind by reflecting on my experience. As Dr Siegel says:
“When we carry out a mindfulness practice of focused awareness, we develop mindsight”
Here’s to that and me finally acting on all the universes hints that I need to start a yoga practice to compliment my running!