The Rhythm Study
Use the three representative, “play” objects from The Childhood Space Exercise. Record your exercise in an audio recording, post the recording and your essay in the “Discussions” link. Take time to investigate the objects with each of your senses. One of the objects has a deeper resonance’ than the others. Place the object down and sit erect and comfortably in a chair, close your eyes, and practice slow methodical breathing. Inhale on a four-count, pause for a four-count, exhale on four, and pause for four. Repeat the cycle until the mind becomes quiet. Now, follow the directions on the recorded audio guide. Begin the exercise by sitting quietly with eyes closed and only clap out the rhythms. Feel free to express any rhythms physically, they can be simple or as complex as a drum solo. After completing the exercise, remember the most powerful sense memory recollection and its accompanying emotion. What was the most distinct memory? Did you re-experience any sensation? What sense did you remember most vividly? What was the moment you re-experienced most vividly? What happened during that memory? How did you feel about that movement? Where did that memory feel strongest in your body? Write a 250-word essay on your experience and post it for class reaction. Be sure to talk about what you experienced while clapping out the rhythm of the personality.