EVERY NEW THING

you0acontain0amultitudes-defaultI had a dream realized in 2010. Under the guidance of the gifted Adam Glass, I saw a gym full of people applying the Gym Movement Protocol. And not a one of them knew who I was…perfect.

What once was in my head, Adam helped others realize without any additional effort on my part. The Protocol had a life of its own. But there are more things in my head.

Some people, like Darryl, have been able to extrapolate more complete applications from the partial ones I’ve shared. But it’s incumbent upon me to share as much as I can. My mind is built to help your body (and mine, too, of course).

A big part of life (should be) acquiring new skills. And for every skill, even a more mentally oriented skill, the musculoskeletal system reshapes itself into the shape of that skill. If you’re learning computer coding, your body will reshape itself into the shape you were assuming as your were learning.

You were probably sitting down, leaning over, looking at a computer screen. This will make every successive time you sit down to code easier to do so…more comfortable. But this comes at a cost.

Any movement that deviates from that position you were in is now harder. You’re more stuck. You’re less of a human…more of a coder.

This informs your approach to learning new skills. You can’t just learn the skills. You have to unlearn the bad parts that come along with it.

The bad won’t be bad right away. You’ll have a window where you’ll be able to specialize on the new skill. But about the time it starts to get easy, you’ll need to start balancing your body.

Everything new thing you do requires you to do another. If you’re a new coder, then you’ll need to newly practice moving towards the opposite position you’re always in. Doing only one thing will keep you from being able to do everything. In order to become one thing, you have to become multitudes.

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