In the individual assignment asking students about their dealbreaker in a team, I notice a lot of imbalanced energies, some are quite strong. In fact, the temperature of those imbalanced energies is too hot, which leads to the discontinuation of the team, as mentioned in my lecture on Sense of Temperature. On the other hand, some temperatures are a bit cooler, like the lack of motivation, a general lack of team spirit or commitment or drive to continue.
Another observation I have is that some students have a lot to say, some don’t say much or unable to say much. Too much or too little is an imbalance in the Sense of Speech. A balanced sense of speech allows one’s thoughts and emotions to naturally flow out, to properly express what one thinks and feels so that one can connect with the others and be understood. When our thoughts and emotions are blocked or oppressed, it could be due to fear of not being allowed or accepted to speak one’s mind, it could be fear that one would be cut off or shot down before one finishes what one wants to say, it could be that one has difficulty connecting to one’s deeper thoughts and feelings, it could be that one is conditioned to speak only when spoken to and only on what is asked and nothing else, etc.
Returning to my earlier picture on the order of the twelve senses, Sense of Self is positioned deeper inside us, as it is the product of all the other sensory inputs we have collected about ourselves, our jobs, our relationships, our money, etc. When we go out into the world to interact with other people, places, objects, situations, etc., we are operating from this sense of self that we have formed and accumulated, and I see some imbalances in the students’ sense of self in their answers. For example, disrespect is mentioned by one third of the students as being their dealbreaker. Yes, respect is absolutely vital, actually it’s like oxygen–when you have it, you don’t notice it, but when you don’t have it, Oh My God! That’s imbalance. In our natural state of existence, we are all guaranteed fresh air, sunshine, nourishments, etc. We don’t even have to think about them. But when we don’t have enough of them–a state of imbalance–we start to notice it and fight for it and set up rules to ensure we get enough of it, etc. If you pay attention to all the thoughts and actions that you engage yourself in to strive for respect, you are engaging your Sense of Movement to chase for what you lack, and this pursuit stems from a deeper sense of lack within your sense of self. In a healthy sense of self, there should be little imprint of lack, so when you express yourself, either in words or in actions, you feel a natural ease and flow rather than a gravitational pull toward what you don’t have or a repulsion against what you don’t want, both of which are imbalanced energies activating your sense of movement.
When you try to chase for what you don’t have or avoid what you don’t want, you are intensifying the imbalance. The key is to go into the imbalance at the unconscious level. By perceiving it, you are moving it from unconscious to conscious. This is release. When the unconscious is release, its corresponding physical manifestation–relationship, event, money, problem, etc.–will collapse.
The objective of using your senses to notice your imbalances is so that you can return to a state of balance. When you realize that you’re out of balance, you are engaging your Sense of Balance, and that means you also know what balance is. In a balanced state, you would be operating in a free flow zone, and that is the state where you can comfortably and sustainably tap into your inner resources and potentials, and let them drive you forward.