As you can see from my website story it is very easy to get stuck in a habit. I got stuck with the habit of ‘not seeing’. I decided very early on in my life as a child ‘not to see’ – and that became a ‘habit’ that I was not aware of. So years later I was still ‘not seeing’ – but I didn’t know that I had blinkers on so I didn’t know what I was missing.
And this was not only affecting my vision but my physical being too. I was totally uncoordinated and clumsy. I remember dropping a huge can of white paint in Princes Street in Edinburgh – which spread all over the road! And that was typical of me at that time. Freedom of movement was unknown to me.
It was only when I realised that there was a subconscious habit I needed to change in myself, and I began to explore the means whereby I could do this with Alexander’s discoveries that a whole world opened up for me. I discovered that movement could be fun and fabulous. I discovered that we are a psychophysical ‘self’. I began to see in colour and in 3D (I hadn’t realised that I was only seeing in black and white up until then). It’s only when we explore the unknown that we begin to see more clearly.
’til next time