Have you ever considered that feelings and physical movement affect one another and that they are married together? Have you ever considered that a person’s history of feelings may be creating their current behavior?
Imagine for a moment the feelings of fear. How does fear affect body posture and experience? Fear is a tool that is designed as a warning system to get out of danger. Some of the reactions of fear are:
- Tensed muscles for strength and quick action
- Focused eyes with short-range view
- Increased heart rate
- Quick breathing or stopped all together
- Mind becomes focused with danger
Imagine the effects if the reactions listed above become chronic and long-term. What would happen in the body? I have noticed that in some case experiences when the fear responses have been relaxed physically, mentally and emotionally that their has been an increase in the ability to sense physical responses that previously had not been felt. In order to keep up the fear in ones posture many of the sensory awareness abilities had been shut down! How does this affect ones perspective? Any incoming information would be perceived through fear and corresponding limited reflexes. How would this affect the thought process and resulting reactions?
Are we taught how to engage and disengage our fear reactions physically, mentally or emotionally during our early years? Is a part of our educational system teaching children to know when fear emotions are engaged and if so, how to disengage it? Are we learning that our thinking is the last place information lands in the behavioral process and a reaction includes all the behavioral events of movement posture, sensory awareness, perception, brain process and memory from cultural influences?
Are we learning that the fear posture we keep up and not processed may become future sources of unconscious bullying and/or being bullied? That this becomes our relationship with ourselves and others in our networks?