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  • My partner in the repetition exercise sat opposite me. New to the technique she had just exclaimed that I was doing nothing and my teacher had stopped us a moment to examine that observation.

    “You’re not looking. Now look at her. What physical behaviour do you notice most in her response to you.”

    “Her legs are crossed.”

    “What else?”

    “Her arms are crossed.”

    “What else?”

    “She’s frowning. Oh my God, she’s hostile! Really hostile”

    “You see, there’s never nothing. Her essential behaviour is always there. And you’re back in the game.”

    “You’re hostile!” She accused.

    “I’m hostile.” I repeated, with glee.

    And back in the game, we were.
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