eightstep me is the creation of Ben Callif: a philosopher, scientist, and life coach. The name refers to a process, that anyone can learn, which unlocks the hidden potential of our unbalanced brain. This process is the union of basic neuroscience and ancient philosophy. The rational and the mystical all agree that humans have two aspects: two sides of our brain, two sides of our body, two sides of our selves. These opposing forces are frequently referred to as logic and emotion, man and woman, yin and yang, the sound and the silence. The two can never mix and you can never have one without the other, because they are one and the same — opposite sides of the same coin.
It may be impossible to make two opposites the same, or effectively occupy both sides of our body or brain simultaneously. But we can all perform eightstep: a constant, flowing motion from side to side which allows for simultaneous control and interface between seemingly conflicting opposites. This motion can be seen in mindful states that people think of as inherent or “unlearnable”: motivation, creativity, success — all require interface between logic and emotion; left and right; thought and feeling; the parts and the whole.
The infinity loop (or a sideways 8) is the visual representation of eightstep. By moving to the left or to the right you can use your momentum to move in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, most of us run in circles, stuck on a single side of the loop. It is natural and easy for us to focus on our strengths and ignore our weaknesses. But in this way we lose balance and become trapped moving in one direction.
I created eightstep me in order to bring the knowledge and feeling of balance to anyone and everyone. It is easy and natural to perceive symmetry as a lie, because time moves in only one direction; it seems like only things in the past can cause things in the future. Many of us are only comfortable moving in a circle without crossing boundaries. But every living thing on earth is capable of eightstep, and my goal is to eightstep me: to bring myself closer to center by helping you find your balance.
Modern-day society compels us to be free, but no one can tell you what to want. Contemporary culture forces us to be independent, but no one can truly disconnect from their surroundings. These contradictory drives can be found everywhere. Life is full of paradoxical pressures and stressors. This can make true self-reflection a near impossible task, even for extremely ‘successful’ individuals. But reflection is the key to a fulfilled, motivated life, and it is a skill that can be learned. You can have the life you’ve always wanted to live. All you have to do is eightstep me.
Let’s work together to uncover your potential.
“There is a feeling of the ground holding you up, and of hills lifting you when you climb them. Air breathes itself in and out of your lungs, and instead of looking and listening, light and sound come to you on their own. ”
And yes, there are 8 steps… Would you like to know what they are?