A Human Lesson:
This is a thing I learned while practicing dance, but I found helpful for everyday life. In dance, a lead and a follow have a role - to lead and to follow, but how one does each role differs.
Specifically in following, one can follow
what the lead is doing by observing, analyzing, and making conclusions, or follow by what they physically feel from the lead, letting their body absorb the information and execute it, without involving the thinking mind.
But there’s another way - following emotions. Following beyond just body functions - can we witness and reflect the emotions projected by the lead onto our dance as follows? Can we maybe layer that on top of the physical sensation, or just recognize the difference in those two types of information we can receive through touch?
A lesson from a thing: This picture outside my house