'Relaxation' Chapter

Relaxation

Relaxation is the key to what is perhaps our most primal wisdom. Your whole being seeks relaxation, not because it wants to stop/die, but because it wants to throw off abnormal patterns and ideas, artificial toxic tensions. This is a normal healing drive that allows your body and mind, no matter how messed up they are, to “reset”.

Tension is the extension of energy outside of balance. An effort at over extension in order to grasp and control what is ultimately outside of our reach. We developed patterns of trying to be and do without returning to the non-being, non-doing state.

“Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being” Donald Curtis

“If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.” Herodotus

Door To Internal Wisdom

Today, we are going to talk about relaxation. Does everyone know what relaxation is? Is that the state of perfect balance? Well, balance is always inherently perfect, as far as that goes. I think I do. But then when I… Seek More

Analysis of Tension: Panic Attacks

Who would like to discuss their tension? You each can, just please go one at a time. I get anxiety that builds up into bad panic attacks. Sometimes it’s just too hard to relax all the time. Go on. What… Seek More

Analysis of Tension: Being Good

Ready to share your tensions? Wasn’t she next? Doesn’t matter to me. Me either. Yes, it does. You just shared one of your tensions, so I will go with it. You are having trouble reconciling your desire for autonomy with… Seek More

Analysis of Tension: Anal Retentive

I’m having some physical issues. One of my meds can affect the immune system, so normally minor things are out of control, and I’m feeling fear and anxiety. There was eczema all over my arms and legs and it was… Seek More

Social Tension

Today’s topic is relaxation. In the last class, I started by asking if anyone was tense. This time I will ask if anyone is relaxed. If you are relaxed, how do you know when you are relaxed? For me, it’s… Seek More

Our Natural State

Every tension you have in your body, every idea you have about your body, is directly linked not only to other people, but to life and the world itself. You will judge food according to your tensions. You will judge… Seek More

Active Relaxation

I like the focus on relaxation having an active component. And I will focus on active relaxation now. It is possible to actively relax. Anyone ever actively try to clear their head? If so, how did you do it? There… Seek More