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Exploring the cascade

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Refocusing.

If you are visiting this blog for the first time, it will probably be more accessible if you start at the beginning of the Refocusing series.

What you experience as a single action is often a cascade — a rapid sequence of choices and actions that you perceptually collapse into that single action. Let’s explore that cascade to see how its components fit together, and what consequences they can have for the result of your action. Not noticing the cascade as it happens can lead you to do things quite different from what you think you are doing, without realizing it. We’ll examine the simple action of bending your elbow to lift your arm, and see what can happen when an external impediment gets in the way. This discussion will make more sense if you actually do it as you follow along, rather than just reading about it. Continue reading Exploring the cascade