In this metaphor, the body is the hardware; our habits, patterns of behavior are the software. The proposal to think of bodymind as an operating system is an invitation to bring open-source mentality and practices to the way we perceive and use our body and mind.
The phrase itself came to me when I was at a Vipassana meditation retreat in 2013. While I was meditating, I was realizing the body was a site for all kinds of memories and patterns that are stored on the level of sensations and reflexes. We have no language, but we do have feelings and sensations. I had an idea that we could explore and reprogram those through movement and physical practice, just like we can inspect and rewrite software code.
August 17, 2016
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