A stream of meaningful insights from my daily practices and encounters.
Jun 12, 2021
A wonderful way to describe embodiment I found in the book “Jesus the Son of Man” by Kahlil Gibran.
This was Mary Magdalen describing Jesus.
“His body was single and each part seemed to love every other part.”
“The rhythm of His step was different from other men’s, and the movement of His body was like nothing I had seen before.
Men do not pace the earth in that manner. And even now I do not know whether He walked fast or slow.”
Jun 12, 2021
The word ‘health’ in English is based on an Anglo-Saxon word 'hale' meaning 'whole': that is, to be healthy is to be whole. Likewise, the English ‘holy’ is based on the same root as ‘whole’.”
Excerpt From: Bohm, David. “Wholeness and the Implicate Order.”
Jun 9, 2021
My body is what I see in the mirror, what I see when they do an x-ray.
My soma instead is how I perceive myself.
In his book Somatics, Thomas Hanna describes white well the experience of how we perceive the aging process.
For instance, if over years I develop chronic pain in my right shoulder. In the beginning, don't accept it and I try to get rid of it. After a while, if I don't get success I start viewing it as a part of myself. In some way, I identify with it seeing it as a part of me.
And I start saying I'm getting old.
Apr 29, 2021
Yesterday I gave bodywork to a client that works as a psychotherapist. Afterward, during the sharing, we realized how in psychotherapy many times happen some "aha" moments when people realize some defense mechanisms they were unconsciously driven by.
And similar "aha" moments happen in the body during a bodywork when we find some tensions that the receiver was not able to perceive on its own. And from there on, start the path to release them and find a new opening of movement possibilities.
Mar 28, 2021
Thank you Primož Potočnik to remind me that joy is a kind of compass in life to get where to direct our intentions and actions.