Our consciousness often uses an exaggeration in the movement to redirect emotional energy towards movement, with which we do not fix the relationships that burden us. Artificial pleasure is born, which brings us to the emergency lane.
As beings with free will, we almost always have the choice to slow down, fix ourselves up, and raise our “soma” though better cooperation, understanding, and respect between the body and consciousness.
Due to lack of time and a too-large focus on technology and being addicted to it, we are getting worse in understanding ourselves. We are becoming more and more dependent on professionals or applications from which we expect to tell us what is wrong with us.
Sadly, such a program or device that could measure or show what and how we feel ourselves in our own body doesn’t exist.
Consequently, the possibility that sports are making our lives worse in the long term is far greater than we could ever imagine. Thus, it is not an unexpected result of a study in which they followed 60 runners for a year – they found that 39 of them developed 55 injuries.
More effort and enduring pain don’t lead to a solution to the condition. But it helps us to regain the ability of self-feeling, self-correction, self-regulation, self-healing, self-control, all of which are the natural foundations of every human being in space and time. It was these abilities that allowed the human race to evolve and exist to what we are today. A child’s development is based on these principles until he is forced to approach life the way his role models – his parents – do. By growing up, a child changes his mind, adapts his muscle usage, and adds motor abilities to discover new things, knowledge, and development of intelligence and emotions.
Each of us knows how quickly, effectively, painlessly, permanently, and satisfactorily a person develops during childhood. The bones stand as the muscles pull them, and the muscles pull as the brain commands them, they command you based on what is learned and the body’s sensations!
More effort for the same result?
If we are aware of this order, it is more than obvious why the vast majority of problems, a better, more effective, and lasting approach is to change the mind through learning and awareness of our actions and movements – not just repairing the body without changing the mind. Especially if we don’t have any known event or link to what has caused our body’s issues and pain. An obvious sign that we are unhealthily exercising is the ever-increasing demand for the effort we put in to maintain the current level or reach a higher level than the current one.
People with chronic pain and conditions have in common that they have lived for a long time or are living in a lack of time. Such a way of living wasn’t a rule in the past, but today, haste and egocentrism in a natural environment are quickly punished.
If the activity approach is correct, then maintaining certain progress requires less and less energy, since studying and increasing your subconsciousness’s role while performing the movement is more and more efficient and more complex. Such condition results from long-term learning and upgrading one’s sensory-motor connections between the brain, skeletal muscles, and fascia. Fascia is known to be the largest system in the human body. They are a connective tissue that, in addition to mechanical support to other soft-tissue structures, also play a major role in the fluid and painless movement of the individual and probably a proprioceptive role.
Each of us knows how quickly, effectively, painlessly, permanently, and satisfactorily a person develops during childhood.
For an exercise to be useful, the ratio between body pleasure and body pain needs to be appropriate. But at the same time, we need to know the difference between body pleasure and the feeling of pleasure created by the mind when it defeats the body and covers up the body’s pain by injecting pleasure hormones that can lead to addiction to highly difficult exercise (cardio junkies).
Efficient movement is good for the body and brings us into a joyful mood. We feel light and playful. We feel the good balance between the invested and received as pleasurable and enjoyable.
The birth of artificial satisfaction
Bad balance makes us angry and disappointed, causes fear and anxiety, tension, and pain. Our consciousness often uses an exaggeration in the movement to redirect emotional energy towards movement, with which we do not fix the relationships that burden us. Simultaneously, we are so tired and empty for inappropriate relationships and don’t want to give up the old practice because we are afraid of the consequences.
That’s why our consciousness creates artificial satisfaction and an addiction to this kind of energy usage, which doesn’t involve fixing relationship issues at home or work. We run by participating in sports, and with this, relieve some of the stress. At the same time, we lose the chance to fix our mess because we don’t have the energy to do so. This calms our conscience and guilt, at least for a while.
I will not forget a Slovenian marathon runner’s statement, who said that he doesn’t care for anything going on around him for a week after running a marathon. This illusion leads to a bigger divide inside the athlete and an unhealthier attitude towards sports and work.
AEQ exercises and the application of the law of action/reaction make it possible to increase the ratio between the invested effort and the movement obtained, to properly shorten and lengthen the muscles, and to improve the behavior, feeling, and understanding of what we are doing. Only then can we decide what to change to improve the relationship; each movement helps us feel it. Exercise and movement will be easier, nicer, after that we will feel better. These are all signs that we have improved efficiency and reduced effort.
Understanding and practical use of these connections are key for constant improvement in life. Old patterns of thinking and passive adaptation might be sufficient for going with the flow; however, to be increasingly efficient and fulfilled, we need to ride on top of this post-industrial information wave.
Such learning increases thinking skills, which allows for the adaptation of new information for home use, work, and school. In our pursuit of positive results, we need to adjust this information to our lives.
Upon realization that the results are different from what we imagined, we have to know why it has come to this and that our primary attention should be redirected in long-term experience learning, the purpose of which is to improve communication between the body and consciousness.
The mind, a dishonest friend
Long-term experiential learning is known and used by fewer people today, mainly because they do not have the time and are not aware of its role in improving well-being and results, especially because it takes much more time to improve, with known unwanted consequences.
People with chronic pain and conditions have in common that they have lived for a long time or are living in a lack of time. Such a way of living wasn’t a rule in the past, but today, haste and egocentrism in a natural environment are quickly punished. But this does not mean that we have also structurally and functionally adapted to the changing way of life on a physical level. The body warns us of this diversity and the body’s inconsistency for a long-lasting (if not permanent) haste with unpleasant feelings, pains, and diseases. Soon or later, it forces us to withdraw from the fast lane to the parking lane on the highway of life. We hope someone will help us back.
However, the environment’s help is limited, as it cannot penetrate our depth, where the described systemic errors in communication and the relationship between the physical and the conscious are located. The only one able to change these depths is our mind since it has a deep enough feeling and influence on our body’s workings.
But only if one is aware and understands these connections, and at the same time, uses the appropriate tools to eliminate chronicle body rigidity, which distorts our awareness so that we can stay on the fast lane for longer, despite not belonging there.
That’s why getting back onto the fast lane is more difficult and short-lived, no matter what the ego wants and demands.
“I don’t have time” – that’s an excuse.
The knowledge and understanding of certain processes and rules that a person can acquire both allow for a gradual understanding of these relationships and a more realistic sense of the speed we move through life. We begin to understand why the body shouldn’t be forced to do things, unless it is exclusively needed for its survival or when we don’t feel well.
We are aware of how important it is to realistically feel the body and our surroundings so that our consciousness works well enough. And for that, we need time and to get off the fast lane of life onto the slower lane since experiential learning is impossible in a state of “I don’t have the time” because it demands the appropriate amount of time, attention, and regularity.
As beings with free will, we almost always have the choice to slow down, fix ourselves up, and raise our “soma” though better cooperation, understanding, and respect between the body and consciousness. And with that, guarantee a longer drive on the highway of life, and, if necessary and with a feeling (which can only originate from the body) to change lanes, prevent involuntary landing on the parking lane, which means injuries, illnesses, depression.
But we can also continue going pedal to the floor and trying to keep up with speed configured to computers – machines without feelings, pain, and emotions, and not to the human body that feels joyful and suffers.
But for all that, he needs to have enough time.