Ouch, that hurts

More on limits

Ouch.

That hurts. 

One of the surest ways to know that we are at a limit, or a boundary are these words.

It's about survival, right? 

Or is it?

When is pain a sign that you have slammed head first into a barrier, and when is it a warning that a limit is near? And when is pain an anticipation that a limit was there before…

We all know the story of the phantom limb. How much pain is the result of phantom limbits?


One Derful Thing

Play with a bit of pain today, as a child would.

Hold your arms out to the sides and do tiny arm circles until you can't do any more.

When does the pain start? Before starting? Or much later? Do you pass any limits? What makes you stop? A limit or a boundary?