My name is Kike, I am the creator of Movimiento Interno. This is the first article of this blog and strange as it may seem I do not pretend to convince you of the importance of the internal practices that we do here.
On the contrary, I want to open a space for self-reflection in front of you. And it’s the same space that has been in front of me for a long time.
I have been practicing taijiquan, qigong and meditation for seven years now. They have brought countless riches into my life. In such diverse ways that it would be difficult to explain in an article.
And yet, I feel a tremendous urge to research new horizons. I am attracted to movement on the ground and the body potential from a more physical approach. I am interested in dance, capoeira, brazilian jiujitsu … I think about how I could integrate what I have learned in these last seven years in these disciplines. Several possibilities appear into my mind.
The reason is because I feel somehow uncomfortable when I try to move on the ground. There is no lightness in my movements. My physical body needs to develop greater muscular strength and endurance, I accept it. It is something that I left in the forgetfulness since I changed one of the great passions of my life, climbing, by the true passion of my life, internal work and martial arts.
It is not the inner practices that impair but me. I’ve spent a long time working more internally without spending enough time on the external work my body needed so badly. Now I realize.
I felt good within my comfort zone, never ceasing to learn within the path I chose.
I have realized that I want to explore outside my circle and my comfort zone. Acquire new qualities and skills, improve my understanding of the body and its movement, new approaches …
In short, to get the balance between what I consider my own opposites. And it is extremely needed if I want to feel truly complete.
Exploring new horizons brings me some headaches. I investigate within my own weaknesses. It sometimes affects the security and confidence in me, my self-esteem. Then is when I try stronger to embrace my humility and recognize my own limitations.
I recognize that it requires some courage to go into uncharted terrain and deal with the emotions that may arise. But they cannot shade the child within me, curious about new things and fascinated by the experiences of this new world.
I see in some people, and not in everyone, the spark of curiosity when I tell them what I do. They have simply been exploring other fields: climbers, mountaineers, swimmers, runners, dancers … And I perceive the gaps in certain learning that are in them as I see them in me. At that moment a desire to share my experience and learn from theirs arises.
I think that, finally, it is not about the practices that we embrace. It is about oneself. To expand our own circle and continue growing, completing and balancing ourselves. And it always depends on the direction we want to take.
I have spent the last years of my life into the study of human potential through meditative and physical-energetic work. This is my field, my circle. And I want to explore further, investigate new potentials in my body and in my mind.
Do you dare to explore new horizons? Do you imagine how your practice and your life would change?