5 Steps To Becoming A Robot - Is this happening to you?
Imagine a mechanical society with no thinking or feeling, everyone rushing about on automatic pilot, elbowing out of the way anything that appears on the horizon that doesn’t match in with this preferred mode of existence. Would you be happy with this? Do you think it is already happening on our streets? And what has reflexology got to do with all of this?
The following questions may help to determine if you are in danger of becoming a robot.
Q1. Is your life running completely on schedule, every minute accounted for, your targets maxed out to the last with someone reminding you that you could achieve a little more if you try harder (that someone could even be you).
Q2. Do you only read articles that start with headings such as ‘5 Steps To This’ and ‘3 Ways To Do That’ because you don’t have time to read real life stories of personal interest which aim to impart wisdom in a more meaningful way?
Q3. Do the important people in your life have the opportunity to connect with the flesh and blood version of your true self? Are you around long enough and present for that to happen?
Q4. Does your food taste really good? Does it interest you at all? Can you smell the subtlety of flowers and does colour have any impact on your being? What about birds, are they just for birds?
Q5. Can you feel your toes? Are you becoming numb to what’s inside and outside of yourself? Do you expect to be repaired like a machine when part of you stops working, without your input or without any change from your current mode of being?
Assuming you are still human, use your intuition to decide if you are in danger of becoming a robot.
So how does reflexology help to keep robot life at bay?
Reflexology reminds us that every part of our body and mind is inter-connected. It is pressure based therapy, commonly applied to the feet, in particular to points known as reflexes which have been shown to correspond to body organs and systems. Reflexology has been shown to provide benefits such as improved circulation, release of tension and restoration of balance to mind and body.
Therapeutic touch and care goes a long way towards ensuring that we remain in touch with our human side. When we show our human side we enrich our own lives and the lives of those with whom we interact. Developing awareness through the senses, absorbing colour, smell, taste and sounds, we have the ability to enrich our life experience and become more present to ourselves and others.
Aim to enrich your life. Show your human side. Give reflexology a go, if you haven’t tried it already. You deserve to be cared for. You are human.
On behalf of actual robots, I apologize for suggesting that you are not appreciated in our society. The very first robot I ever learned of was HAL (Arthur C. Clarke novels) and he raised a lot of sympathies as he paved the way for all robots. But better for us human’s to remember that this is what we are human!
This article was finalist in the business category of Ireland Blog Awards in 2015.
Caroline is passionate about inspiring authenticity for greater well-being, her clients benefit from her 20+ years of expertise in developing self-awareness and personal transformation. Find out about more about Caroline’s – reflexology treatments & well-being workshops.
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