By Lana M
I have written a number of posts about my children over the last couple of years, and about applying LRH tech to help them in as they grow up.
Today my oldest boy got into trouble at school, resulting in a call from the principal to me at home this afternoon. With much chagrin and regret, my boy came home with an immediate confession about what had occurred (albeit with lots of justifiers) and wanting to deal with the situation. He was worked over to really look at and confront what he had done that had caused the upset. Then after apologies and amends were worked out, we sat doing TR 0 and he practiced just being there – doing nothing – not fidgeting, twitching, fiddling, rocking, swaying, smirking, biting his lip, or anything else. Just being there doing nothing.
There were somatics in his foot. Then that stopped and we had somatics in his arm. Then he got itchy. Then his eye was sore. Then his stomach felt funny.
I watched him struggle and just try to be there and do nothing. Sometimes he could go for a few minutes at a time, but other times he struggled to get past a minute. How hard it is to get things done, to accomplish what you want to do, to solve your problems, if you can’t just be there and confront.
How hard it is to listen to another (whether that is a teacher, friend or parent) and how hard it is to be patient with someone, when you are too busy using vias, curves or methods to confront them.
My son has a long way to go. But he is giving it his all. We are taking it on a gradient. He is taking a win when he can be there for just a little bit longer.
I am proud of him for giving it a go. For pushing himself to do something that is not (at first) comfortable, but in the long term, will improve his life and what he can do.
He has some guts, and each little win on it, he gains just a little bit more. A little bit more of just being there.