Leap of Faith — 9 Comments

  1. hi robert,
    the leap of faith makes the changes.
    f.m says if we do always what we are doing(habitually) , no change at all.
    some risk, some leap as you said, is inspiring.

    but while walking in a room , ‘ iam not compressing my neck and my head going forward,
    and my knees forward and my back( torso(hips)) going back’ , is a big leap i think.

    i may have to take 100 leaps to get the end.
    but for others may be 1 or 10 leeps may be enough, but they just have to believe f.m.

    • Hi Geetha,

      Thanks for your comment. My suggestion is to keep the negative directions very short and simple – “I’m not compressing my neck” – not adding extra stuff. Just confuses the mind.

  2. Love this! Thank you.
    Years ago at the annual Sweet Briar Alexander retreat, the theme of the week was “One, Two, Three ______________”. That open interval was so full of the motor ‘intent’ to leap, to go ahead and just fly! The memories of childhood where you simply played into movement, so full of potential and “I can”, without the worry that impossibility was not an option. Now, at 64, I can still so readily recall the feeling of potential that brings me right into the sphere of mobility. If I find fear starting to out pace my joyous momentum, I just remember Marion Milner’s famous words –
    not “what should I do”, but “what are the facts”? I ‘offload’ my worry onto the world and feel the thrill of leaping.

  3. Hi robert,
    i cant separate the neck direction, from other directions as a whole .

    Even to make simple direction also, i wont separate from the whole ‘one after the other all together’ with the daily stimulus.

    I think the ‘whole direction’ , first confuses and next becomes a daily habit.

    I liked your blog very much.

  4. Hi Robert, I really love this post, thank you so much! I usually have “too much to do” when I’m online to actually try out little experiments like this, but I’m really glad that I took the time and made the “leap of faith” to try this one right when you suggested to, before reading further. I found it very interesting. My habit was to doubt that it was “working” and try to assess whether it was “working” or not, but I was able to inhibit that and go back to thinking “I am not compressing myself” again and again. Then, when I remembered to stop and go back to the “usual” way, I received immediate feedback that I was starting to subtly pull down and shorten myself. I switched back and forth as you suggested, and had the same experience several times. I was delighted to discover these habits, and delighted to be able to experience the difference immediately. Thank you again, and bravo for making this post so light and clear.

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