Make the Impossible Possible
Updated: Jan 8
Today we move from impossibility into possibility... for we don't know what's possible until we have discovered what we perceive to be impossible and begin to play with it, shape it, disagree with it, agree with it, and give it other options. We do all of this in Feldenkrais.
If you can't make a class this weekend, find something in your life that you feel may be impossible. Start with something small. Then, begin to play with it. See it in different ways.
For example, I once had a problem with choosing which clothes to wear. Believe it or not, this was a really hard thing for me! So I laid underneath my clothes to see the bottoms. I held up a mirror to see them backwards. Then I stood on my head to see them upside down. It soon became clear that with a number of other perspectives, the issue itself began to melt away. Choice was a bit easier in this case.
I'd suggest finding something easy that doesn't involve anyone but you and your own habits or perceived limitation with a particular inanimate part of your life.
And, if you're up for it, I'd love to hear what you have been able to shift with perception. Can you move anything from "impossible" to "possible" today? Even making the tiniest step toward moving something that seems challenging can feel like a real win. More often than not, it gives us a sense of what we are capable of and reminds us that change is possible in all areas, even when we don't see it.
So, make the impossible possible. Make the possible easy, and then make the easy elegant. Go slow, play, and have fun with it. Get really curious!
I hope to see you in class soon!