5 SENSES AND MORE
We interact with our world by being aware at different levels:
sensory information from our 5 senses – seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching
body’s ability to perceive its own position and movement
awareness of our inner body sensations
Connecting to ourselves, others and the world requires an ability to sense. The only way we can perceive changes is by establishing a base line.
We connect with a vertical field, where we stand in our position in the world, between earth and the sky. And we interact in an horizontal level with other systems.
How would you recognise change if you didn’t know where you’ve started?
Breathing can be a way to connect our inner and outer worlds, the material and the nonmaterial, the conscious and the unconscious.
Seeing ourselves in relation brings us news about ourselves, and is the basis for transformation.
Even when we are still, our bodies hold movement. We are part of a moving world, with cycles, rhythms and pulsations. Movement is not only part of life, it’s life itself!
EXPRESSION NEEDS MOVEMENT
Our emotional landscape is expressed through movement, even if it’s almost impossible to observe. Inviting awareness to movement (or lack of it) allows an observation of a person’s inner world.
How we move through the world is guided by our nervous system, our memories, our beliefs. We perceive the world and react to it based on our perception.
How would your body move if you didn’t have a plan for it?
How do you know that you’re ready to take action?
Are you balancing movement and stillness? Do you allow for silence in between your movements?
As a complex system, we look for balance and self-regulation. When this is present, we connect with qualities of
Transforming the layers that we build around our Self (our “Capital S-Self”, as mentioned in Theory U, “our best future possibility”) brings us closer to these qualities. That’s also the place to connect with the source of creativity, the place of inner knowing.
THE U JOURNEY – sensing the emerging future
Suspending our voice of judgement, redirecting our attention, and letting go, before we start welcoming the new, letting it come, enacting and embodying it. A transformation within ourselves but also as a piece of the social field.