I feel like we're very fortunate to have several other capacities for communication that have repeatedly proven themselves to be highly effective at exchanging information. To the initiated, these immortal techniques are languages older than words, yet so simple that young children can potentially be naturally born geniuses at mastering them. Some of these subtle interactions are intuition, feeling, E.S.P....and they all come from the heart, guts, soul, but do not originate from the mind. The primary model I'm passionate about highlighting here is body language.
The spectrum of our experiences are encompassed by two contrasting emotions. Pleasure and pain. These feeling states are reflected first in the body, even before words can be spoken. By turning our attention to structural alignment in every moment, improvements in posture will cause a radical shift in form, function as well as mood. Transmuting pain into pleasure. With enough intention and patience, this pattern recognition becomes a natural process of self development. This begins to appear like a positive expansion, instead of negative contraction.
Now here's a point on social behavior. Through the process of domestication, our vocabulary has been diminished and the dictionaries have reduced in size. Another unfortunate side effect of domesticated civilization is the dependence on sedentary habits and limited movements. Restricted mobility and robotic repetition. The majority of people have fewer words and physical expressions, resulting in the augmented atrophy of our bodies and minds. Now that is rather retarded. This is a call to action. Attention Artists of Life. Arise. Compose the symphony of your composure.
On the subject of drugs, and although I certainly don't advocate the recreational use of controlled substances (nor the control of them), I must mention MDMA: methylene-dioxy-meth-amphetamine. Otherwise known as "Ecstasy" in some social circles, this chemical, which is now illegal (but was once available as prescription), is basically an abstract concentration of molecules that are naturally manufactured in our bodies. The research on this synthetically produced compound is enlightening. Especially by the organization MAPS (multidisciplinary association for psychedelic studies). The beneficial experiences reported by nearly all subjects is very exciting. They're repeatedly successful in helping people permanently heal from psychic trauma that used to be buried in their physiology. PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is an epidemic problem, and the way I see it, virtually saturating someone with serotonin (a hormone that promotes happiness), in conjunction with intense psychotherapy, is proving to be revolutionary as a positive cure.
The primary reason why I point out MDMA is because of its visceral impact on the body. It reportedly helps one to embody a complete connection to loving feelings through ecstatic perception of everything. My own life path has become directed by healing and transcending, so I enthusiastically support effective strategies that generate measurable results (but I do not recommend illegal and sometimes dangerous drugs). In order to have a holistically integrated healthy lifestyle, I believe we need to get back in touch with our bodies. There's a lot of stressful stuff that we ignore and resist, but ends up manifesting abstractly as psychosomatic diseases. There are appropriate tools available for augmenting the aesthetic quality of our lives. All we have to do is care enough to choose which ones suit us just right.
QUINTESSENTIAL PATTERN OF LIFE
I believe that body language deserves much more devoted attention from all of us. It doesn't escape my observations how most people have lost touch with this intrinsic communication style. I'm honored to share some of my thoughts and feelings surrounding this subject with you. If you look, listen and feel into yourself and others with subtle sensitivity, you'll come closer to the contours and vibrations of the invisible spiritual essence.
The well rounded Artist of Life is a master of body language and reminds oneself consistently to uphold higher alignments with body, mind and spirit. We are broadcasting live and can see transparently and respond fluidly. I know we are all worthy of the most delicious relationship with our bodies. Love what you got!