It takes much more than movement to truly reach our potential as a human being – that’s been my coaching experience over the last 15 years. This may seem obvious, but it also takes more than nutrition, hydration, sleep, and functional breathing to reach our potential.
I believe that for each of us to reach our dreams, it takes a willingness to look within and find the roots of why we are the way we are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. What are the conscious/unconscious boxes we keep ourselves in?
What does this mean for me? In this moment it means that your physical body is simply a biofeedback mechanism for your more subtle energy systems – specifically our consciousness, which through our organs, glands, and musculoskeletal system gain expression.
It means that your physical body can guide you into your sub-conscious by paying close attention to what your body is sharing. I would also invite you to consider that even “random” injuries hold purpose and expression from our consciousness.
What we perceive is what we believe, and what we believe is what we perceive. Your perceptions of yourself and others literally create the movie you watch each and every moment.
If your current movie is seen through the eyes of the past, can you actually ever be present?
If you are unaware that you are responsible for your movie is it possible to change the film reel?
If what I am sharing is even half true, is it possible to cultivate healthy change without addressing your thought patterns?
I’ve had many clients come to me with issues related to posture, many of whom present with an upper cross syndrome (forward head, rounded shoulders, kyphotic thoracic spine). What does this posture really say about their state of mind and how they see the outside and experience the inside world?
In my experience, using only five of the six foundational principals – Nutrition, Movement, Hydration, Sleep, Breathing – will not change this person’s posture long term. If he perceives the outside/inside world as overwhelming, feels as if he has no personal power to take a stand, is afraid to share his heart openly, or is in a relationship in which he’s continually choosing to be abused physically, emotionally, and mentally, I would be highly surprised to see postural changes that hold unless these roots are addressed.
To see the future all you need to do is look to the past. Until these roots are addressed we will each continue to create the same “movie” over and over – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
The above is only my experience – it is only what I have perceived which has become what I believe, could this be true for you too?