2023 Somatic Movement Summit
Program & Replays
The Spirituality Crowbar: Body Awareness and World Peace
For centuries, wise people have been telling the world that we should live in peace. It seems we just cannot give up aggression and violence. Why? After 50 years of Aikido and somatic practice, Paul Linden has stumbled on some possible answers. There are real dangers in this world, including humans. It takes power to fight, and win. Anger is our natural way of accessing an explosive strength. Finding strength without anger may be the beginning of spirituality and world peace.
In this session, you’ll discover:
- Power without love is brutality
- Love without power is ineffective
- Power and love without intellectual rigor are harmful
Paul Linden, PhD
Paul Linden, PhD, is a body-awareness educator, a martial artist, and an author. He is the developer of Being In Movement® mindbody education, and founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies. He has extensive experience working in the related areas of performance efficiency, trauma, and conflict — which he details in numerous e-books and training videos. Paul teaches a weekly online class open to anyone interested in handling everyday challenges more effectively.
Paul has been teaching and practicing Aikido for 50 years. He holds a sixth-degree black belt in the art, as well as a first-degree black belt in Karate. He holds a PhD in physical education, and a certificate in the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education.