BOUNDLESS INTIMACY: The Eye And Treasury Of Core-Self
by Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.
Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – Autonomic Balancing”:
When we experience the original somatic nature of mindfulness through our hara and the visceral center-point of our core-Self, we naturally stimulate the harmonious functioning of our autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system functions beneath our cerebrally generated mental awareness and is largely beyond the control of our ego-self and thinking mind. Our autonomic nervous system regulates digestion, respiration, metabolism, blood pressure, heart-rate, and glandular secretions. The total dynamic functioning of our autonomic nervous system is responsible for our felt embodiment of stress, hypertension, relaxation, edginess, alertness, fatigue, agitation, calmness, mental clarity, and emotional stability.