Saturday, April 19, 2008

vitality, chi, sex, variation, love , life, fun

when googling
(new verb, eh?)
vitality, chi, sex
among other things came up

i liked

maybe you will, 2
(my making it more poemy)

"Any single repetitive pattern tends
to distort
the open-ended flexibility of the entire system.
Let us be on our guard against
adopting any particular posture,
mode of
or repetitive discipline
as being perfect,
or ideal, or best.

Only constant
calls the
full alertness of the system
into being.

It is, after all, constant
that we are called upon to cope
with throughout our lives,
a condition from
which we can only partially insulate ourselves
no matter how hard we many try to
to models,
and no matter how "right"
those models appear to be from a
particular theoretical point of view.

Any set pattern,
no matter how good it looks on paper,
is a fixation that threatens
to be crushed by its own existence
to the onrush of things and events.

The goal
of bodywork should not be to impose
universalized standards of posture and
upon an individual,
but rather to help the individual
to cultivate the
mental awareness
and flexibility
to continually adapt
to the changing needs of
the moment."

- Dean Juhan, Job's Body: The Handbook for Bodywork, 1987, p. 142

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