“We find emotional instability almost universally (1) in nations that are in the process of deep social + economic transformation and (2) in people who dare to deviate from the traditional mode of action of their parents, their class or social group. During childhood, we lose a considerable measure of the faculty of our nervous system for making individual paths and patterns of action, thanks to parental influence on our immediate environment.” -Moshe Feldenkrais
Well America, I guess we all fall into category (1) but I’m honing in on (2)…
Where my black sheep at?
What if our emotional instability is the result of an ill-fitting nervous system?
What if we aren’t equipped for the level of feeling we’re destined for?
And what if we’re not supposed to be?
Because we’re meant to activate a vaster system of nerves.
One with more capacity.
And dare I say change our DNA.
I believe there’s a way to expand our capacity for feeling without an uproar of emotional instability. There’s a whole bunch of us black sheep learning to kick it’ together. No more harrowing growth process. We gather in a community created by Laura Hames Franklin called ‘Wholly Shift’ on Mondays at 2PM EST.
I’ve got a +1 for this coming week, 7/24. Hit me up if you’re interested!