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The power of renouncing

You may found this title intriguing: since when there is any kind of power in renouncing? And why should anyone promote this? It is true that renouncing has still a negative connotation. But I hope you will start to consider it an interesting practice after reading this article.

My recommendation, in the last article, was to recognise automatisms, through bodyawareness, and to create changes in our repetitive postures. This kind of practice is important: it helps not only to be more attentive to the way we are living in the present ; it also support us in building the commitment to bring bigger changes in our life. We could look at it as a way to train to renounce something comfortable – in this case an easy posture – and engage in something that requires more of our attention.     [Read more]

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Resistances to changes

In our previous article we started to talk about habits by focusing on one kind of habit: our postures.
If you tried to challenge your posture – as a way to challenge your habits, to prevent physical discomfort or to relieve painful sensations – you may have notice that it is not so easy to bring a change in our routines. Once we are used to do something in a certain way, it becomes an easy, already practiced response to life’s situations. When we try to bring a change, this provokes resistances that makes going back to what is known in the body, effortless: postures but also behaviours, emotions or way to think and to perceive.   [Read more]

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Habits: the unnoticed way to hold the body

Habits are these automatisms allowing us to accomplish something easily and without engaging a lot of attention. These actions have been learned through living experiences, learning, exercise or by repetitions.
We tend to distinguish them between positive, good habits and negatives, bad habits.
For example, we consider practicing physical exercises as a good habit. Smoking as a bad habit. Sleeping enough hours and eating healthy as positive habits. Going to bed late and eat junk food as negative habits.   [Read more]

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Dedicate Time

To what purpose would you like to dedicate more time next year? Which aspects of your life do you wish to nourish by taking time every day?
Dedicate Time is the practice I wish to reinforce during 2022. I associate it with taking time to reconnect within me in order to then connect with what is around me: people I love, nature, work projects… My intention for the new year is to continue to dedicate time to connections 🙂
Today, our way to consider our history, our way to move around the world, even our way to think is very much determinate by separations. We perceive easily ourselves as separated – and of course different – from the others. Not only from other people but also from other natural beings.   [Read more]

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Less is More

For these autumnal days, I would like to share with you some inputs I got from an article by Kate Yoder about subtraction (1).
We all know this pearl of wisdom saying “less is more”. However, I guess we can all experience how difficult can be to apply this in our life. Think about how we easily tend to do more, to buy more, to have more, to need more. In our attention the automatic mechanism works by adding and the subtract option is much less obvious.
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Our contribution to the Drawdown Process

Two years ago, we presented the Drawdown project. The aim of this project is to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely and equitably as possible. I am very happy to inform you that this project is still dynamic and active. New material has been put together in 6 units, developing 6 different topics about climate change.
But how this topic is connected with bodyawareness and being aware of our automatic pattern?
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