By Taryn Harris (South Africa)

Science and Our Natural Intelligence

There are many schools of thought and supporting research advocating the health (mental, emotional and physical) and neurobiological benefits of positive thinking and present moment awareness. They include, but are in no way limited to integral theory, ontological and positive psychology, mindfulness, somatic experiencing, Nia, Yoga and many more!  We know all of this intuitively and are born to experience life in this way… think of children – they are totally in awe with the “magic” in every moment. It is our natural intelligence and state that we know on a cellular level.

As we grow up, we consciously and unconsciously dull our senses, which dulls our experience of life and living and stops us thinking innovatively. We spend most of our time in our head thinking the same thoughts, or reliving the past and worrying about the future, missing out on the richness of living right now. Our obsession with the brain being paramount has ultimately lead to us divorcing ourselves from the rest of our mind/body. The brain likes patterns – so you literally become what you focus on, do and think about.

Source: iCN Issue 12 (Personal Coaching); pages 44-45

About Taryn Harris

Taryn is a professional executive and life coach, speaker and the creator of the In-Body Method. Taryn moves people into their power and organisations into their power through people. Her programmes focus on developing interpersonal and leadership skills, emotional intelligence and team functioning. Taryn will show you how to create a life –both personally and professionally – that you want to show up for! She gives you the tools to effectively navigate through the opportunities and challenges and teaches you how to positively affect your behaviour and emotions by rewiring your mind to become more content, resilient and confident by tapping into the intelligence of your body.