How to Have It Easy

Mike (@lighthouse) 8 years, 10 months ago

Have you ever thought about how your body works? The physical mechanics.

And no, I’m not talking about on a microscopic scale. Funny thing is, we usually know more about the microscopic and macroscopic worlds than what’s right in front of us.

The Alexander Technique is all about body movement. How you sit, stand, walk, look up… it’s absolutely incredible.

AT makes movement pleasurable… it’s mind-boggling, and strongly recommend looking into it.

One quick tip – your spine doesn’t end at your neck. Instead, the spine goes ALL the way up your neck and “into” your skull. The height of the spine is located about where your front teeth are (and then back towards the center of your head), or, right between your ears. That’s where the fulcrum is for your skull… it rotates from that point – not from your shoulders!

Simple awareness changes everything.

In the Alexander Technique, one of the main lessons is oppositional relationships. The concept is that the body is a group of springs. Perfect balance is achieved by aligning the springs in such a way that equilibrium is established. The body at rest, with no muscles doing any work to keep it supported.

I haven’t reached that point but I’d like to soon.

Another concept of alexander technique is that all concepts are interchangeable. By that, I mean if you figure out a method for relaxing your arms, that very same principal works for your neck.

But there’s a bigger picture, I think.

That concept of interchangeability… it applies on a massive scale (maybe to everything).

Opposites.

Here’s one thing I’ve learned: when you’re fully willing to GIVE EVERYTHING to get something… that’s when you don’t have to!

Opposites.

I’ll tell you… I set a major goal last year, to solve a “problem”. It was something I had been struggling with my entire life. I worried that I would die without solving this problem.

But last year, I said this: “I’m solving this problem THIS YEAR. I don’t care what I have to do. I don’t care if I have to spend all the money I have saved up, travel to a new location, whatever… I’ll do it.”

I meant it too. Fully.

That same month, my problem was solved.

This was absolutely incredible to me. Was it really that easy!…? I had been struggling with this since early elementary school. Suddenly, it was solved.

I made a decision. I was absolutely willing to risk everything (I truly was). And then it was solved.

And not just solved… THE SOLUTION CAME TO ME!!!

I did very little work! I didn’t have to do anything.

…but then again, I did.

I had to—after almost TWO DECADES—make a real decision to do whatever it took.

Once I made that decision, it was easy!

Sometimes we have problems that we desperately want solved….

But we don’t really want them solved. We don’t really WANT them solved. We’re not willing to GIVE UP ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING to solve them.

I don’t know what it is.

But if you aren’t willing to give it all up… you have nothing. Nothing. Your problem amplifies it. You run away on a treadmill… running faster and faster but going nowhere.

It’s only when you’re willing to risk it all… push “stop”… that you realize you ALREADY were doing the hard work. The hard work was running!

There’s something very powerful about saying, “ENOUGH.”

February 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm
lkywho (8) (@lkywho) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

The law of attraction(:

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illestchk (5) (@juude90) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@lighthouse, very nice read. But can you elaborate on what your problem was? I would also like to solve few of my problems too however I do not know where to begin :(

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Anonymous (119) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Very interesting read thank you
Gonna be looking this up

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Didn’t read it all but I could tell it was heavy.
No thank you though, I got my own shit.

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

was solved.

And not just solved… THE SOLUTION CAME TO ME!!!

I did very little work! I didn’t have to do anything.

…but then again, I did.

I had to—after almost TWO DECADES—make a real decision to do whatever it took.

“Once I made that decision, it was easy!

Sometimes we have problems that we desperately want solved….

But we don’t really want them solved. We don’t really WANT them solved. We’re not willing to GIVE UP ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING to solve them.

I don’t know what it is.”

Jesus, get the fuck on with it.

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

AND I’M THINKING THIS GUY’S ARGUMENT IS INVALID

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Anonymous (177) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@danfontaine, in the words of probably someone, “get over yourself”. Thanx.
@lighthouse, Mike, you stated a LOT more than just the words that you posted. And, THANK-you!

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@lighthouse, “your spine doesn’t end at your neck. Instead, the spine goes ALL the way up your neck and “into” your skull and it goes all the way down from your medulla oblognata, through your medulla spinalis, to your long deadly Alien tail.

I agree that you have to give up a lot in order to understand what you can achieve. It’s great that people understand each other even if they’re not making any sense on the surface. It means we all have something in common.

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