Friday, July 09, 2010

thinking as action, life as options

This is a post from, the ongoing blog,
it is about the power of the method of Feldenkrais
in that
one: it uses thinking as an action we are doing
two: it plays with options to habitual action
three: it creates a new context (walking) for the ongoing "worry/ thinking" wasting of our lives
four: it creates a demand, taking 3 walks a day, that shuffles up our own habit of just doing what we always do


Don’t worry, be happy

In the Bible, Jesus urges people to think of the lilies of the field, urges people not to worry, counsels: Who by worrying has added an hour to their life.

And Mehr Baba said the famous: don’t worry, be happy.

And, easier said than done, though I’d venture that a vast percentage of drug and alcohol and over eating is based on trying to get the worrying to go away. Which means: it’s not easy.

Good. Something to learn.

Here’s the ticket: take a walk today, three times. That will spring you from the rushed schedule you think you have to maintain.

And on that walk, look at what is present, and listen to what is present and feel your feet on the Earth.

And notice: when does thinking as worrying creep in. When it does:

One: say hello.

Two: shift the words to a sort of gibberish that conveys the tone but not the particulars.

Three: See if a no thinking/ no word option is briefly available.

Four: one all three walks compare: empty, worded, gibberish. Enjoy.

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