I was standing at the sink this morning thinking that a happy life is found by converting perceived negatives into positives. Simple as that sounds it can sometimes be a big challenge to change one’s mind.
It then struck me that that is what the Alexander Technique is so brilliant at. It gives a simple doorway to change. That doorway first arrived in my life with the short oh so profound sentence ‘I let my neck be free!’
Try it out. You might be amazed what happens if you play with the thought ‘I let my neck be free’ instead of some of the other thoughts that might fill your mind.
The first time I heard the words life suddenly become a scene from a cartoon – light bulbs, birds chirping with delight, angels flying. I can remember the moment clearly! It was profound and wonderfully happy.
I let my neck be free! It still works for me.
PS I hope you like the pun in the title of the verse. One of the school children I taught years ago decided it was the perfect name for an Alexander Technique student!
www.kirstenharrisart.co.uk – artwork and art blogs
www.kirstenharris.co.uk – Alexander Technique media downloads and blogs