When most of us think of “thinking,” examples of “abstract” thinking come to mind: thinking about ideas, or how to debug that gnarly piece of code, or planning our next vacation.
All of us, however, have bodies. (We wouldn’t be able to think without them). And we are directing ourselves in movement, consciously or unconsciously, every second of every day. This directing is also thinking.
Thus, thinking is not a “kind of” moving; thinking is moving.
Unfortunately, most of our responses are habitual: we don’t consciously think about how to move before we move, how to act before we act, or how to “think” before we respond.
What if you could change that? What if you could learn to observe how you are moving, how you are thinking, and consciously choose to explore new and better ways of responding? What if you could learn how to think more clearly in simple acts of life—walking, sitting, standing—and leverage that skill into the complex interactions you have every day?
The Art of Self Direction explores the vital connection between thinking and moving—between attending to how we move and attending to how we live. It is a practical means of learning how to live with more ease, grace and intentionality.