by Jeff Saari
I have been hearing lately in many places this notion of the economy of motion, that is making each movement as efficient as possible. So if you are weight lifting for instance, or running, you don’t want to waste energy in inefficient body movements. Not only do you not get the benefit of the gains you want, you can get injured as well. So I was thinking about how this may apply to the emotional world.
In a recent blog I mentioned how an adverse feeling like embarrassment can lead us to take actions like acquiescence, avoidance, going small. However, when I ask people, these are not usually the actions they really want to take, so to me this is an inefficient way to deal with the strong negative emotions. One woman in a recent workshop blurted out that is just seems so natural to purvey these ineffective actions.