It’s impossible to really feel down unless you physically compress. If you allow your head to retreat into your torso and your back to collapse in, then you can truly access despair.
If you stay tall and poised, it’s impossible to feel despair.
Every emotion is only possible with a certain alignment of the body. A body that takes its full space in the world is not going to feel depressed.
- After being hailed as perhaps the greatest quarterback of the current era, you get your team all the way to the Super Bowl only to ultimately fall short on a desperation Hail Mary throw in the last play of the game.
- After losing the game, your gorgeous, gazillionaire, super model wife throws the rest of your team under the bus for the loss.
- The picture of you sitting with your hands between your legs, humbled after the epic loss, becomes a web meme mocking your sorrow.