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Tempo of release

It’s been a big year, technically. I wonder what’s going to happen before it’s over?

At any rate, the latest development is a deepening of something I first heard from Judith Aston 20 years ago: the notion that change has a “tempo” or appropriate speed. I don’t think that I completely accepted the idea. For years, I’ve thought and taught that there could be an direct relationship between practitioner force and speed of change, and I think that’s part of the truth. But lately, I find that there’s magic in finding the match (again, thank you, Judith) between my effort and tissue release, and then staying at the unfolding edge of it.

It’s challenging to stay with this match for a long time. The biggest struggle is with my own patience. The reward is that this is the easy way—the way between waiting and forcing.