I’ve come across many definitions for adaptation
almost none of which
I find to be appropriate.
The more academic the source,
the less applicable it seems.
You see, myself and the members of THE MOVEMENT
have experienced adaptation
previously thought impossible.
We achieve personal records
performing more than before
every single time
for every single exercise
we perform at the gym.
Many people who start practicing
THE MOVEMENT PROTOCOL
send me or one of elder statesmen
something along the lines of:
You know this doesn’t just apply to the gym…
You don’t know what you have here…
Have you ever considered applying it to…
and on and on….
I appreciate the enthusiasm
and am amused by the naivete.
Those who have been around a while
have a tendency to apply testing / biofeedback to…
Probably one of the most popular areas of application
is the mind.
Many of THE MOVEMENT citizens are very neuro / cerebro / psycho-centric.
I am entertained by the ways in which they apply it.
I applaud it.
It makes perfect sense.
The mind is a part of the body.
The mind is incorporated…corporeal.
The same physics that act on the musculoskeletal
act deeper on the mental, as well.
And so I believe and I find that
perpetual progress is possible mentally, as well.
This was the basis, and the reason for the BioPsychology Course.
Let me share one insight from the course now.
The shared physics of the body and the mind
reveal many commonalities betwixt the two.
Consider somatic pain:
It is hard to know the qualia,
the experience of another’s pain.
But there are behavioral measures of it.
Basically, the more broad and deep their activity is,
the less they are in pain.
This is why recovery from pain
is largely about
moving what’s not moving.
Psychological health is analogous to
the more broad physiological health.
Just as activity is a measure of physiological integrity,
the more precise, behavior,
is a great measure of psychological integrity.
The more psychically infirmed an individual is,
the less breadth and depth of behaviors you’ll see.
So what are the list of healthy behaviors to check yourself against?
I’ll reserve those for the course…
but you can reverse engineer those for yourself.
Examine the most healthy people you know.
Enumerate what they do.
Pay attention to what you don’t do.
Test in the direction of the missing behaviors.
Experiments are questions.
Can you do what you’re not doing?
If you can’t, ask yourself what do you have to do
before you can do that?
And if you can’t make progress in one area
recall that you can make progress in others,
And when you behave as you haven’t behaved,
don’t be surprised if it changes the way you think and feel.
Perpetual progress is possible…