Attune not Subsume.
On Inviting Harmony into Your Life without Losing Yourself in the Process.
make receptive or aware.
accustom or acclimatize.
include or absorb (something) in something else.
When we attune to our environment, we invite harmony into our lives. We harmonize our energy (or frequency; our present “felt sense” of being) with our immediate surroundings. Through deep awareness and receptivity, we accept and acclimate with the world around us. And in doing so, we feel deeper connection, peace, and relaxation - even in hectic environments.
When we subsume our environment, we absorb all of our surroundings into our lives. This includes everything: the good, the bad, and “the ugly” (however you wish to define that for yourself). Not only is any sense of boundary between self and other dissolved, but we can also allow our sense of self to dissolve in the “other”. When we lose our sense of self it’s harder to find our way “home”, especially when we need it most.
Consider a time when you were trying to connect with another person and you didn’t feel the connection was mutual. Perhaps you were trying to attune to their energy, but you didn’t feel them reciprocating with yours. (To build a healthy communication dynamic, both, or all, individuals need to actively practice attuning to one another and/or the group).
On feeling this level of discord with someone else, if they are not attuning to your energy or perhaps you were having trouble attuning to theirs, you leave the interaction feeling “off” or like something is lacking between you.
In an effort to create that feeling of attunement, connection, and harmony between you, this often triggers an activated nervous system response
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