What Silence Can Reveal
Our business is seeing bodies, but part of this seeing is listening. Judith Aston has built Aston Kinetics based on listening to each unique piece of every individual's movement and body pattern, resulting in a system that has changed so many people's movement and quality of life.
Wondering how we can apply this "seeing" to everyday life, we stumbled upon this incredibly inspiring Ted Talk about a man who gave up talking for 17 years in order to listen better. It's a wonderful reminder of how often we choose to listen only to respond, and the effect it can have on ourselves and our quality of life.
"And it was very sad for me, because I realized that for those many years I had not been learning. I was 27. I thought I knew everything. I didn’t. And so I decided I’d better do this for another day, and another day, and another day until finally, I promised myself for a year I would keep quiet because I started learning more and more and I needed to learn more. So for a year I said I would keep quiet, and then on my birthday I would reassess what I had learned and maybe I would talk again. Well, that lasted 17 years. So on this first day I actually listened."