Thomas Hübl: Today’s inspiration is about coherence building.
So what does coherence mean? One way to look at coherence is like a flow or stream of data. When we look into our own bodies there might be areas in our body where we feel streaming, flowing, pulsing and it feels lovely, warm, pleasant, enjoyable.
There might be other parts of our body where we feel, oh, it’s a bit stuck maybe in the solar plexus, maybe in the chest, the throat, the neck, the belly, somewhere else and and that areas don’t feel that so flowing—like we can feel that there is some stagnation or holding or maybe numbness. I don’t feel myself at all there.
And, so, my inner coherence starts with a synchronization between my physical experience, my emotional experience, my thinking, maybe my spiritual experience and the experience between my inner world and my outer world.
And often where we are traumatized coherence is fragmented—I can think about things but I can’t live them. Or, I can feel them so it doesn’t fully make sense—I can think it but I don’t experience it. So we can read books about healing but not heal because cognition alone is not enough. And so when the entire nervous system starts to participate in that kind of healing, in that kind of experience, to develop capacities to be congruent or authentic then authenticity is a way to describe coherence, the coherence of a human being in their way of living and expression.
So that’s the individual part.
The relational part of coherence is when you look at me right now, I am happening in your central nervous system. The Thomas that you see is already deep in your perception, in your central nervous system. That’s why, whenever we do something that’s out of alignment and we hurt somebody, when we lie to some, when we do things that are actually painful, we need to shut you and me down.
That’s what every act of traumatization has a shadow trauma in the offender. Why? Because In order to hurt somebody I need to shut down the sense of that other being in myself.