If the incoming impulse is not considered
threatening for the structure,
it is possible to in~corporate it
// let it enter into the bodymind
and to em~brace it,
using the following script:
detect the incoming tension or wait for it to be produced by a situation or a partner. do not resist, /* there is no use in responding to force with a force that is opposite – this leads to further escalation */ instead, accept the direction of the incoming impulse ad~just bodymind form~structure to follow the direction of the incoming impulse accepting direction of the incoming impulse ad~justing the bodymind form~structure temporarily to the incoming impulse, and then bringing it back to the original shape. /* for instance: creating the same momentum as the speed of incoming movement */ try with eyes closed no visual anticipation only kinesthetic response.
re~ceive (accept), re~lease (em~brace), re~direct (absorb) re~spond. let the impulse pass through // without leaving any tension within
As a result of the action performed above
agent’s bodymind~form will be slightly affected
temporarily adjusting its current state
to later embed itself
into the common form~unity
taking control of the mass-center.
This is an example of assimilative adaptation technique derived from Systema martial art that is part of ∞OS practice.
The main idea is to assimilate the incoming impulse. Instead of resisting it and insisting on the original form, we allow the impulse to change our shape slightly while maintaining control of the common center of the system. We do not follow the impulse fully. After receiving, we release, to allow ourselves to change form (embracing the proposition). We then come back to the original shape (response). This principle is part of re~receiving, re~leasing, re~directing, re~turning routine (aka A>R>D algorithm: Assimilation > Redirection > Dissipation).
Your structure is malleable, like a sponge. It changes its shape to assimilate the incoming impulse, and then pops back into its original shape. This intra~action is an example of a resilient feedback loop.
Therefore, when we're engaged in a feedback loop, our behavior may provoke it towards escalation, bringing the whole system out of balance.
The point of Assimilation Procedure is to prevent escalation. This is done through
1) detecting the type of loop one is engaged in (complimentary / symmetric)
2) providing a response contrary to the expected (tension > relaxation)
Another possible strategy is to short-circuit the feedback loop and purposefully bring it towards escalation and destruction in a controlled way, to have it shift to another state. This is exemplified in other procedures. #accelerationism
This practice can be done anywhere in the nature, especially where there are a lot of trees. The idea is that you develop adaptability, calmness and sensitivity in your body in changing circumstances. Close your eyes and start slowly walking backwards. As soon as you encounter an obstacle (a branch, a stone or a tree) simply accommodate it into your structure, do not fight against it, flow around it, like water, adopting to it, letting it pass through. Just 5 minutes of this exercise will increase your sensitivity and calm you down. Highly recommended!