Paradoxes are mind bending propositions that really point the finger at the limitations of conceptual knowing. All logic seems to contradict itself, and that is one very powerful way to shift an individual's attention!
The very first phase of SERA requires the development of an experience or psychological stimulus that triggers, jolts, or firmly guides a conscious Shift in one’s orientation to present-moment experience; or more specifically, from conceptualization to simply being. The word sera itself translates in Spanish to mean “it will be,” which resembles a conscious orientation to whatever may show up in our awareness. This orientation, which is known as beginner’s mind, is necessary because human attention has a tendency toward automatic preoccupation with active thinking (Kabat-Zinn, 2003).
Triggering or guiding a conscious Shift in one’s orientation to present-moment experience, from conceptualization to intuition.
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