S3NSE: All of Me
“All of me Why not take all of me Can’t you see I’m no good without you” Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons
When it comes to our bodies, we tend to think of it in parts.
As the song goes, “The foot bone's connected to the leg bone, the leg bone's connected to the knee bone” and so on. When there is a medical problem, it’s time to see a parts doctor (ears, nose and throat, podiatrist, neurologist). We don’t hurt, it (the body part) hurts. Please fix my shoulder, it hurts. With all these parts, it is easy to lose touch with “all of me”. Now I know Marks and Simons were writing about romantic love. But this song could be used for some self-love. How could we make life easier and more pleasurable for ourselves? Words like organization and integration are often spoken in Feldenkrais lessons. All they really mean is how to incorporate more of yourself in your actions. Why not take “all of me” when walking the dog, playing tennis, or washing the dishes? Each Awareness Through Movement or Functional Integration lesson is the opportunity to explore and discover all of me. When life gets busy or stressful, there is the tendency to forget about yourself. You go into automatic pilot and some of the same old “its” start acting up. This is the time to forget about "it" and remember all of you. Find all of you with S3NSE and be good with you.