Getting Lost in Movement
Nov 01, 2021
We are often the greatest obstacle to discovering our true selves. That is, we are our own worst enemy. We let our thoughts, our stories, our fears, and our opinions keep us from experiencing freedom, joy, peace, and happiness. We even let the thoughts and opinions of others keep us from experiencing life unhindered. It’s not their fault though, we are the ones that place value on their thoughts. It’s us. We hold ourselves, hostage, through the chatter that we listen to and rehearse in our minds.
It feels bad to feel bad - this is the polarity of my favorite principle: it feels good to feel good.
But if it feels bad, why are we are ridiculously good at feeling bad? Feeling bad is like a weird kind of “reverse energy.” It’s energy that sucks us in and narrows our vision away from the world. It’s energy that feeds itself with our continual thoughts and stories about it. It’s the negative that thrives especially when we focus on it, and it can be a tough cycle of negativity to break.
But we can break free from it. There are many methods for doing this including, mindfulness, mantras, meditation, breathing, etc. I would like to offer another option that could help you break free from negativity and enter into the land of positivity, peace, and joy: Movement.
Movement can be a fantastic way to bypass the mind and the emotions, especially movement that you can get lost in. In fact, what I am going to propose is something I often refer to as getting lost in the movement.
By getting lost in the movement, you can quiet the chatter: the stories, the thoughts, the fears that you rehearse. You can simply “go blank” and “be still” even though you’re moving.
Getting lost in the movement is probably a lot harder to explain and understand than it is to experience. So, I’m going to offer a way to do it so that you can explore it to know it through experience.
- Set aside 10 minutes and find a comfortable spot to rock back and forth on your hands and knees. You are going to leisurely rock for time. You can do more than 10 minutes, I’m just giving you a starting point.
- Get on your hands and knees.
- Close your eyes.
- Smile (you don’t have to hold the smile, it’s just a great preparation to start)
- Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth.
- Maintain nasal breathing
- Rock back and forth on your hands and knees IN EVERY WAY YOUR BODY WANTS TO ROCK.
- Let go of thinking. Just notice what you feel.
- Feel your breath. Feel your rhythm. Feel your body move.
- Get lost in the motion.
- Let all stories and thoughts, and fears, and opinions fade away. They can come back when you’re done rocking, but for now, just set them down.
- Feel amazing.
That’s pretty much it. If rocking is not your thing, Find another motion. Rolling is a great movement to get lost in as well. But if you can rock, start there. The gentleness of rocking, the rhythm of rocking, is much like being one with an ocean of peace. Let the rhythm move you like gentle waves as they roll in and out of the surf.
This does feel amazing. And even if only for ten minutes, you can get lost and lose yourself in freedom. Even if only for one minute, it’s worth it because one minute can turn into a thousand and a thousand can turn into a lifetime.
You are meant to feel good - amazing. You are designed for peace, joy, and happiness. You are also designed to rule over your thoughts and emotions and not be ruled by them. With practice, with intent, you can set them down and find your true, peace-loving, joyous self and truly know that it feels amazing to feel amazing.
Learn how to get lost so you can find exactly what you really want: abundant life that flows with joy, peace, freedom, courage, and love.