Reading for stronger nerves: how does self-destruction work with the best of intentions? The resemblance to self-destruction in sports is no accident.
Even in early childhood, a toddler has unmonitored access to the Internet and more and more often, their own smartphone. He is often more supportive of adults than adults are of him.
Health is the basic need of life. Healthy should be our normal condition, while illness should be the exception. Illnesses begin when the complexity of the whole operation is lower than the demands of the surroundings, from which follows, that disease cannot be a basic state of life, for then life could not develop at all..
In my work line, I realized that most of my client’s condition is the exact opposite of what it was supposed to be and that most illnesses appeared because of their self-destructive behavior with good intentions. The foundation for that behavior was already developed in early childhood. .
Only persistent, conscious, attentive, and curious exploration and an easier way to perform the movement and effectively express emotions eliminates pain and changes thinking.
Sensory-motor amnesia and a lack of time force people to divert their attention to the future or past.
Only persistent, conscious, attentive, and curious exploration and an easier way to perform the movement and effectively express emotions eliminates pain and changes thinking. Our conscious control and efficiency increases; we use our time and energy better.
The changes in lifestyle that came with the modern age were mainly due to the steam engine’s invention and later related inventions. With the Industrial Revolution, the developed part of the planet easily converted the energy of wood and fossil fuels into motion. It was thus less dependent on the energy it drew from food to do the work.
Who is the ego? Ego allows us to change our surroundings to fulfill our needs and wishes or changes us to suit the environment.
Life has been long and increasingly alienated from the body and the natural laws and rules by which the body must function. That’s why we constantly face more and more obstacles in a shorter period, which creates a larger need for the ego to intervene – that’s how the ego takes the main role in the body-subconscious-conscious system.
Ego is the state of our consciousness that occurs when an obstacle is in our way, and it allows us to defeat or avoid it. Then we direct consciousness to a constricted state and change the mind’s functioning to direct the body’s functioning and create the appropriate pressure and movement needed to regulate the imbalance and increase homeostasis – thus perceiving a sense of satisfaction and state that we are okay.
The ego itself is neither good nor bad. It is necessary to regulate the environment’s attitude and provide the necessary conditions for life, satisfying needs, solving problems, and fulfilling desires.
About the connection of chronic illnesses and inflammations with the incorrect performance of the autonomous nervous system
For the proper functioning of the immune system, it will be increasingly important to know the condition we are in and know the approach and method that can explain the chronic activation of a particular condition and enable its detection and gradual change into the correct one.
It is important to recognize how our autonomous nervous system (ANS) is functioning (sympathetic or parasympathetic) and can feel and estimate if the current way is necessary for this situation. The biggest damage to us is caused by ANS when it reacts inappropriately to our current situation, and we don’t even know it.
Humanity was shaped through a struggle for survival caused by a lack of energy, not a lack of time; the body is adapted to this structure and function.
Our lifestyle, mental health, and surroundings determine our psychophysical condition, and we all know that. For many, however, it will be a new realization that due to repetitive muscle tension, improper breathing, and poor body awareness, the quality of our lives is declining.
I’ve been having back pain for a long time. I’m realizing now that I was able to silence the pain more, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t present. However, by learning the AEQ method®, I understand that when I tried to silence my back pain, I managed to overlook a part of myself.
The pain came and also completely disappeared at different time intervals throughout my life. I was very active in sports, and my body was strong, but the most important muscles were very weak because I had the wrong approach to the sport.
Two years ago, the pain was so unbearable that it could not be silenced. It emerged mainly at night (in my lower back and the chest), somehow it was possible to get through the day. My personal doctor referred me to do an X-ray, a blood test and an MRI. A blood test showed positive HLA-B27, and an MRI confirmed the suspicion of ankylosing spondylitis. Words that can hardly be remembered, let alone pronounce. It was the first time I looked up a disease on the Internet, and there was a lot to read, but there was less about how to successfully approach, treat the disease.
AEQ method, i.e., retraining the functioning of the mind through conscious muscle movement, we can learn. With the knowledge we gain, we can alleviate the pain caused by injuries to such emotional and physical ones, which trigger reflexes in us, resulting in (over) tense muscles. With the help of the AEQ method, we learn to regain control of our muscles and movements.
We have to change the way our brains work
Permanent tensions in our muscles create pain, fatigue, joint, tissue inflammation, and nerve entrapment, while rigid muscles limit our flexibility, cause stiffness, and ruin our posture.
In a human being, any action that doesn’t offer instant satisfaction or, in other words, that encourages personal growth, health and wholeness and requires a certain effort, creates resistance.
Any act that derives from our higher nature instead of our lower. Even walking uphill creates resistance in the human body and mind. We resist physically, intellectually and emotionally. And control over emotions is essential for a balanced life. We developed our emotions as we learned to move and use our mind. In adulthood, we must improve control over emotions along with better control over our movement. AEQ exercises promote success with improving control. Sensory motor amnesia is only one form of resisting our own progress and somatic movements reduce this amnesia. Often, people feel unexplainable resistance to do Somatics movements and look for reasons why they cannot help them.
A world-famous emotional education specialist Debbie Ford writes in her bestseller Why Good People Do Bad Things: “The most powerful workshop I lead is a three-day retreat, which I called the Shadow process.
On the third day of the seminar, I brought a beautiful baby doll with an innocent face and beautiful pink cheeks; maybe you had the same one when you were a kid. I raise it above my head and ask everyone in the room to imagine her being a young, innocent version of themselves, which they are still carrying inside them. I then place this doll on a chair so that we can admire it for a moment. Then, without warning, I lift the baby, looked at it in anger, and say: Why did you do that? You stupid idiot! What is wrong with you? You shouldn’t have said that!
Because time changes things and life, the changed ” me” must occasionally sync up with the past ” me.” In the past, the only thing we had to deal with for our survival was the physical perspective of life. However, in today’s world, much of our activity revolves around waiting and letting information come to us, rather than looking for it ourselves and making progress. We no longer have to move around our environment to communicate with the world, as modern technology allows the world to reach us.
This created a false feeling of self-consciousness and distorted proprioception. It caused a divide between our mind and body.
Along with the growth of self-awareness, self-control also increases – we improve control over our lives and make more realistic judgments of reality. We cut our selves into the real notions it has about itself and the environment. So, we can look at the world with new eyes and a sharper mind. If we get rid of thought behavior that most commonly derives from fear and incorrect responses, then we can free ourselves from the chronically harmful habits that constantly get us in trouble, make us tense or even ill. With that, we can also get rid of stagnated beliefs.
How many times were we told what we are capable of?
If we wish to cure our condition, we have to become aware of the pattern hidden deep inside us.
We may begin to mention this pattern, complain about it, or recognize it in other people. Somehow it floats to the surface of our attention, and we begin to establish a relationship with it. We often attract a teacher, friend, workshop, or book that awakens in us new approaches to solving our problem.
We respond to the first stage by thinking that this approach is stupid and doesn’t make sense. We may find it too simple or unacceptable for our way of thinking, we don’t want to do it or resist all our might.
We probably aren’t even aware of what and how much we had to learn in our childhood before we could begin to operate in the information system that makes up our world.
For example, when we cross the right leg over the left, our brain does not replace the left leg with the right because the left leg is now on the same side as the right arm and right hip. We learned that in our childhood, with the help of kinesthetic-sensory memory (this is our natural ability of sensing impulses in our muscles and tendons during movement) and imagination.
As children, we have learned to distinguish what our body can do and where our body ends, and the world begins; we learned spatial orientation and the differences between left and right.
What is pain and what is it telling us
The online Oxford dictionary defines pain as a “highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury”, and lists as its second meaning “mental suffering or distress”. Since pain can result from both physical and mental discomfort, it is clear that both body and mind are susceptible to it. Pain takes many forms. Scratch. Blow. Contusion. Illness. Sleeping disorder. Threat. Stomach pain. Hand or leg numbness. Pain can be severe or mild, but we always know it is there – and it is usually trying to tell us something.
Sometimes the message is clear. If we have stomach ache during the week but not on weekends, maybe we should change our job.
When deciding to learn the AEQ Method, we need to be aware that it is long-term experiential learning designed to improve communication between our physical reality and the conscious. Today, fewer people know and use long-term experience-based learning, mainly because they do not have the time. Anyone who wants to overcome physical or character limitations by learning the AEQ method has lived for a long time or is 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.
A person without consciousness would be like a robot: perfect in his movement, nor would he make too much or too little movement in unconditional goal orientation.
He would feel no emotion and feeling and would be carefully protected from pain. But since man is not a machine, it is good that he pays close attention to his consciousness. Being aware of oneself is natural to us and allows us to choose and make decisions. The freer we are in body and spirit, the easier we direct our life, while ignorance makes us prisoners of a vicious circle of problems and illnesses.
Our organism is a complex and developing system, so it constantly forces us to nurture its integrity so that we are completely aware of it and try to advance in every level of living. A person’s consciousness is the one that allows all parts of the system to be efficient and cooperative. Self-awareness allows us to feel the shortcomings in our system’s functioning; only constant learning prevents us from shying away from problems. Learning the AEQ method is the approach that allows us to know and act, which gives us invaluable experience.