Learning to savor life can help you tremendously.
Savoring is like Mindfulness; except mindfulness includes the words “Mind” and “Full,” and that’s the opposite of what we are after.
Savoring is about allowing our senses to meet the world, and to get us out of rumination (the oppressive/obsessive thinking mind); it’s about getting the nervous system back to regulation with embodied awareness.
When your nervous system is regulated you feel calm, collected, present; your head is clear; you feel a sense of wellbeing in your body/ your physiology.
Dysregulation feels like you are on edge; there’s a restlessness inside; you feel irritated; the mind is racing; you feel disconnected from the present moment; you are hyper-vigilant; the heart races; you feel "in danger."
This being human is like being a pomegranate, on the outside you look one way, but inside you are a juicy being, composed of many parts (the anxious part, the fearful part, the adventurous part, the creative part, the playful part, the disciplined part…)
Along the way, during our human journey, we often “lose” pieces of us; and with each part left behind we feel like we’ve lost a part of our essence / our vitality/ our lifeforce / our juiciness.