Vitality Affects & Attunement Essay

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VITALITY AFFECTS & ATTUNEMENT Vitality affects and attunements are concepts that seem clear, yet it is very difficult to fully comprehend the concepts in a lecture or by reading about it. When you actually try to look for these concepts in real life, you understand them better. I would like to relate the concepts of vitality affects and attunement to an event that I experienced this weekend.To give you the background of the event, I was in Boston this weekend. My friend and I met up with some people and went out for dinner. After dinner, we went for a ride and then we went to their college and sat up all night playing and talking. This seems like a very regular routine for college students, but something happened that night that not only affected my life, but it made me understand the concepts of vitality affects and attunement.In the group of people, there was one guy whom I found attractive, but I did not know him and coincidentally we were not introduced either. When I first saw him or met him at the college with my friends, our eyes were on each other. It was like a "hello" but without words. As the night went on, there were little movements, such as choosing the seat at the restaurant or choosing the car for the ride, that made me realize that I was in attunement with the guy, yet we had not talked a word to each other. We sat next to each other at the restaurant, and joined in with the group conversation but at the same time, there was a silent conversation between us. It is very hard for me to explain, but it was like I was "dancing with him" the whole night. He would rush in front of me to open doors, laugh at my jokes even when no one else did, and take my coat when we went indoors. These energy burst that I saw in him reminded me of a child, and the "dynamic language" was like a vitality affect. I felt that we were in a "match". He knew how I was feeling and I knew how he was feeling, but we had not uttered a single word to each other. I felt as though I was in "absolute attunement or intensity" with him and I know that he was feeling the same. We only...

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