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This week, I’m learning to watch nerves, to read their energy signature and figure out what the person is feeling. It (hopefully) leads to creating sensations in the body, and possibly recognizing and altering mental states.
The hardest part? Sensing the energy, instead of seeing what I expect to see. Because I mostly know what I’ll see, based on how my own body feels, or the person’s posture. It’s easy to fill in the blanks. Of course, the whole point of sensing the energy is for the times when your expectations are wrong…
Learning communication was similar. I’d receive the message, read a few concepts, then start writing. I thought I was reading the message, but really, I was writing what I expected to hear, based on those first few concepts.
The solution? It’s simple, but not easy. Learn the technique, to read the message or sense the nerves. Then, slow down, step through the technique, practice each step. Do that 100 times, and your ethereal muscles will learn the motions, and they’ll start doing the proper technique unconsciously. Muscle memory, I suppose.
That’s the big lesson from communication: Slowing down isn’t enough. I had to learn the right technique. Without that, slowing down just means doing the wrong technique more slowly.If you liked this post, consider visiting my current blog at mikesententia.com.