Emotion as Motion
“Sensations usually arise in the framework ofpast experiences, but a trainee must dare to be conscious of his/her feelings in a new way, without constantly referring to past sensations, actions, and reactions.”
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“Movement is freely used as one of the healthy manifestations through which pleasure and displeasure
[qua ~ ‘kids’]
do this much more freely than adults.
Much adult anxiety results
from restriction or inhibition
of the motions of emotions.
A trainee must learn [how] to notice where s/he holds back,
in order to let go;
where s/he suppresses, in order to explode
or allow other means of decompression;
where s/he narrows, in order to allow widening;
and where s/he hardens, in order to allow softening.
The restrictive action of anxiety
and techniques for coping with it
are discussed in chapter 8.
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——— 1207 pause for self-&-environment maintaining ——
Sensing the Simple and Spontaneous
until (usually) a major cardinal time-junction e.g. 1200