Reconnecting With Feel
“If you give up your ability to feel, then in exchange you put on a mask. There can’t be any major revolution until there is a personal revolution. It’s got to happen inside first.” - Jim Morrison
An essential part of improving how you function is to feel what you do. You cannot improve what you do not feel. Day 1 helps you reconnect with what you feel as you move in any given moment. One big obstacle to feeling what we do is our habits. Habits are movements and functions that do not require conscious oversight. For instance, you automatically pick up a glass of water to drink without thinking about how to do it because It has been neurologically wired in the brain. Day 1 consists of practices to help you reconnect with what you feel and shows you ways to become aware of habits.
The practices are independent of one another so you can repeat them as often as you like, and in any order you want.
In the next day or two as you go about your tasks, pay attention to activities such as walking, reaching, washing dishes, brushing your teeth, bending down, sitting, standing, going to the toilet, and so on and notice how it feels. You may feel stiff, sore, fatigue, or even pain at times. Also notice when something you do feels quite effortless. What makes it seem effortless? Is it that you don’t feel any limitations or muscles working?
You can repeat these practices as you go through the course to compare your awareness level from the previous time you practiced to the next. The greater awareness you cultivate, the more profound will be your transformation.
How you practice the movements is very important to effect profound improvement. A Practice Checklist is provided to remind yourself of how to practice. You can print it here as a handy reference every time you do a practice.