This simple awareness can be at the origin of our taking action. The three patients I spoke of were able to overcome their fears – of being less loved, less recognized, less valued. They asked themselves, “What is really important to me? Parental injunctions, social dictates or my well-being? »They then gave themselves permission to think about themselves, to take care of them… for them! A real authorization to have fun, in short. But the trigger can just as easily come from the body itself. It challenges us one day, manifesting itself in one way or another: pain, muscle blockages, weight gain, even immobilization. A way of saying: “I exist, take an interest in me!” The aging body, which stiffens, is also at the origin of many decision-making, many actions.
Should we wait for it to sound the alarm signal? Finally, let’s not forget these external events, sometimes violent, such as the loss of a loved one or, more harmless, a meeting, a reading, which suddenly pull us out of our lethargy. Many of us need an alibi to take care of ourselves. The opportunity then justifies the action. Only, there again, we can waste a little time… As we can see, the impulse can come from the head or from the body. But then one does not go without the other, that is what we have to realize.