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Old 11-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
Tom Verhoeven
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Re: Two Hundred and Twenty

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Ron Ragusa wrote: View Post
I would have to say no.

This comes closer to the mark but it's more visceral than the type of recap your're referring to when you say 'sensing how you are'. Where external posture is the structure of my body in space, internal posture is the structure of my state of being in time.

My mind is both observer and creator.

If I perceive myself as downtrodden and victimized by events of daily life this image (internal posture) will be reflected in my external posture; probably in the form of bowed head, rounded shoulders, furtive glances and the like. My poor external posture will further enhance the poor self image I have of myself which will, in turn, reinforce my poor external posture all the more. Conversely, if I perceive myself as strong and confident, able to adapt to and cope with the events of daily life this image (internal posture) will be reflected in my external posture; probably in the form of squared shoulders, straight back and an overall relaxed physical appearance . My good external posture will further enhance the good self image I have of myself which will, in turn, reinforce my good external posture all the more.That's what I mean by a co-referential feedback loop.
That is a very clear explanation - I will have to have a look on your weblog more often !
Thank you,
Tom
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