Any of these skills or techniques to reach ecstasies can be regressed so that there’s an infinitely progressive on-ramp, no matter [how ordinary you feel like you are], no matter where you are in your life, no matter how banged up and broken.
This includes war trauma, childhood abuse, and sexual trauma.
One way to on-ramp ecstasies, these movements outside of ourselves, is therapeutic support, which within a constellation of care that you might need, can help you grow, mend, and heal faster.
The idea is at the least we all have a seat at this table.
The simplest on-ramp I can ever think of is hot baths.
Regular soaking used to be something the Greeks, the Turks, the Romans, the Japanese, the Scandinavians [all partook in].
There are so many cultures of bathing in the world that have all now been replaced by a two-minute stand up shower on the way to work.
Soaking our broke-ass bones in a warm bath is as simple as it gets.
Another helpful method is breathing.
“Can I just focus on slow, steady breathing for five minutes a day? That alone can make a difference.”
You can add biofeedback and smart tech, or add meditative technologies and something to say or think as you do the breathing.
“Start soaking, start breathing, start moving, start practicing gratitude. Start making love. Start getting some sunshine. Start sleeping more.”
All those things fill our tank and they leave us more likely to have those moments [of ecstasies].
Essentially you put your ego to sleep with a high vitality state.
It’s no longer yammering, it’s no longer on high alert. We can get to those moments incrementally and progressively.
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