Conscious Choice

soccerboyjumpingboyInhibition refers to the moment between stimulus and response. Physiologically it is the mental activity of weighing whether or not to respond to a given stimulus in our habitual way. This option is only open to us when we give ourselves the moment to consciously choose not to respond on automatic pilot. We cannot always control the stimulus that comes into our nervous system, but we do have a choice about our response. Alexander described this mental process as Inhibition. This is the instant where something new can happen; the moment of creativity.

We describe this as non-doing’ or ‘un-doing’.   This refers to the fact that we have buried ourselves with patterns of misuse, and when we stop doing them we can return to our innate poise. We don’t have to DO something else, or layer on other corrective actions. We already have the blueprint inside the structure.