drill to exercise the awareness of the support or
non-support of a piece of reality. For
two or more people. You can practice it at a party, in school, in the office and
everywhere else, but also in the back seat of a car while somebody else is
driving, or during a plane or train journey.
Ask every person who wants to participate
hold out a hand.
Have them move
all hands together so that they
Put a book, a sheet of paper or another
on top of the hands,
so that it is supported by each of the participating persons.
Now ask the participating people to slowly
pull out their hands.
Let them do it one by one, not all at the same time.
After most of the hands are gone, as the
next hand goes out, have them watch the object drop to the floor.
Repeat the drill, but now use a piece of
paper on which you have written a thing that all of you who participate in the
drill really don't like in your society. Have a look at some
social habits and some
patterns to get an idea about what to write onto the paper, but use
an item that is known to all of you from your own life.
As the participating people pull out their
hands under the paper, ask them to get the idea that it is
their support they are pulling back
from underneath the cultural pattern they
do not like - not just a hand from underneath a piece of paper.
Discuss the exercise with the people who
have participated until they feel good about it or have some
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