Mistranslating Gravity

The body knows graceful movement because graceful movement feels delicious. Nature inherently rewards us when we exist in accordance with it. Movements performed without the self interfering conform to the mechanics of the structure (i.e. muscular-skeletal system & soft tissue matrix) within the field of gravity – i.e. natural movement.

When the “I/me/ego” habituated to moving in a particular manner is absent, such that a space beyond words can arise, the structure (your body) can move itself. And how will it move when you allow it to be in the driver’s seat? In accordance to what is most natural.

This biological intelligence knows how to engage in dialogue with gravity in a very pure way. It did so seemingly without interference when we were embryos and infants. It is always engaged and listening.

Once ego inserts itself into the conversation, gravity is left both mistranslated and undertranslated. Mistranslated when we use unnecessary effort in acting (making prose out of poetry), and undertranslated when we aren’t aware of multiple ways to accomplish the same action (a single interpretation while there are many possible translations).

My Top Changes in 2017 & 2018

Some of the most significant changes in my life over the past couple years: eliminating bodily aches while meditating, Feldenkrais, FRC, caffeine abstinence, emptying the chest, alcohol JOMO, acupuncture, Focus, and phone moderation.

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Public Displays of Healing

There are few distinct, pivotal moments of my life, aligning with the cultural narrative: turning 18, going to college, turning 21, starting a career, traveling abroad, etc. But the most special to me falls well outside of any normal societal milestones. The most special to me is the moment of becoming in my body.

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