Our felt sense is so incredibly powerful to our healing and growth. Insight and reflection can help, of course, but the bodies experience of our reflections and insight are key to integration and re-wiring the brain and nervous system.
Next time you find yourself in reflection or analysis of an issue/experience, I invite you to drop into your body and observe your overall felt sense ... What sensations are you aware of in your body? How's the quality of your breath? Bring curiosity to your posture and body position (are you slumped forward, caved in, holding yourself/crossing your arms, sitting up-right, relaxed, numb, etc.?) Track any desire to move in a certain way and then I invite you to act on that desire or if you prefer, just imagine acting on the desire.
I invite you to take a few breaths after this exercise and if there's room, add some length to your exhale to help bring the nervous system to rest and digest, where we feel safe and in the moment. This is the space from within where we think more clearly and make decisions that are based on our response to the moment vs. a reaction from the past (often times subconsciously).
This is integration. Being able to experience both out thoughts/reflections while simultaneously experiencing our bodies response to said thoughts/reflections.