Our nervous system is made up of two systems:
- A go system.
- And a stop system.
Like a car, the "go" can be fully activated. And the "stop" not.
Or, the "go" just a little bit, with the foot hovering over the "stop".
And the clincher: The "stop" system can be fully activated. With the "go" going flat out.
That is a car spinning and burning rubber. And a me in deep confusion.
They exist independently from each other. In one you.
I use this learning, to check what needs to be acknowledged right now:
- Do I need more go-energy?
- Do I have too much stop-energy? What is that about?
- Am I too activated on both to make any kind of sense?
Checking in, simply. Learning where my systems are at. That is what navigating safely feels like.