When your mind is in your center, you will feel centered, grounded, confident, and assertive. Most predators will leave you alone because they will view you as a hard target. Also, with your mind in your center, you will quiet the normally loud mental chatter that otherwise prevents you from knowing instantly who is safe to be around and who isn’t.
In addition, with your mind in your center rather than in the mental chatter that we all commonly get lost in, you will more easily tune in to your bodily sensations that inform your intuition. As you quiet the mental chatter, you will better intuit when something or someone seems a little off. When we trust and honor our intuition, we can easily detect potential danger and avoid it, whether the threat is a stranger or someone we know.
At the birth of civilization, humans began to lose their animal instincts. The practice of learning to pay attention to how you move on a very high level can help you regain some of your animal nature and animal instincts. Humans are the only animals that don’t move from their center of mass. As your ability to move from your center improves, you will experience increased aliveness in your life. Like other animals, you will be more aware of and in harmony with your environment.
Although it’s important to review past events and plan for future events, almost all of us spend far too much time doing that and not nearly enough time living in the real world. The real world is the world of the present moment. It is the world of moving from your center of mass. Living in the real world means fully experiencing everything going on in our immediate environment, which is not possible when we are caught up in reviewing, planning, and other forms of mental chatter.
How to move from your center of mass was expressed most succinctly by Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon: “Don’t think, feel!”